Special Olympics North America

Special Olympics North America Official page for news about the major sport invitationals, tournaments, and events Special Olympics North America hosts and participates in, annually.
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Since 1981, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics has raised $859,998,384 for the global movement as they c...
01/09/2021

Since 1981, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics has raised $859,998,384 for the global movement as they carry the Flame of Hope through our communities.

Today, we thank law enforcement professionals for their dedication, service and enduring support of our mission. #nlead #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay

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01/09/2021

"We know all the sweat equity you have to put in to be a part of your team."

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Harrison Phillips couldn't have said it better on #SaturdaySweat! He recently took time out of his busy schedule to reach out to Special Olympics NY athlete Jacob Babcock and remind him to remain active and fit!

Watch their full conversation here: https://loom.ly/b-zuyzw

Special Olympics Arizona athletes were in for quite the surprise when Phoenix Suns' player and Special Olympics Global A...
01/08/2021
SUNS LEAD IN HOLIDAY ASSISTS | Phoenix Suns

Special Olympics Arizona athletes were in for quite the surprise when Phoenix Suns' player and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Devin Booker joined them virtually via Zoom!

Athletes took turns asking him questions about shoes, playing against the NBA's elite and his own personal motivations. #FeelGoodFriday

Read more ➡️https://loom.ly/JESEhwk

Despite the pandemic and quick turnaround for the start of the 2020-21 season, the Phoenix Suns have spent the past week giving back to the community that has supported them for the past 52 years.

01/07/2021
Our First Unified Talk of 2021!

It’s our first Unified Talk of 2021 and it’s all about... WELLNESS! Hosts Max and Sam from Special Olympics Michigan explain how they’ve made practicing wellness part of their daily lives. Check out the full video ➡️ https://loom.ly/cmtewis

Need a daily dose of inspiration? Follow Special Olympics Texas athlete Tank Schottle on social media (@TankSchottle), w...
01/05/2021
One Good Thing: Special Olympian spreads message of love

Need a daily dose of inspiration? Follow Special Olympics Texas athlete Tank Schottle on social media (@TankSchottle), who was recently highlighted in AP's One Good Thing series.

Read the article here: https://apnews.com/article/sports-eunice-kennedy-shriver-media-social-media-coronavirus-pandemic-3937c22d911a96570a18e69311c74193

#MotivationMonday #ChooseToInclude

Gary Schottle arrived in time to see the other kids in line hitting and jumping on his young son. Nicknamed “Tank,” Derek towered over the pestering kids, yet lacked the confidence to stick...

🎉We're starting 2021 off on the right foot with a week's worth of fun virtual opportunities! 🎉There's everything from bi...
01/04/2021

🎉We're starting 2021 off on the right foot with a week's worth of fun virtual opportunities! 🎉

There's everything from bingo to dance parties to Spanish lessons...which one will you join?

See the full calendar here: https://tinyurl.com/SONAVirtual

How well do you know Special Olympics? In honor of National Trivia Day, let’s test your knowledge by filling in the blan...
01/04/2021

How well do you know Special Olympics? In honor of National Trivia Day, let’s test your knowledge by filling in the blanks! Leave your answers in the comments!

In _______, the Special Olympics movement began at ________ Field in ______, Illinois. The founder of Special Olympics was _______________. Now, more than ___________ countries have Special Olympics Programs!

Getting a good night’s sleep is a must if you want to do your best at practice, school or work! Use our Healthy Sleep Ch...
01/03/2021

Getting a good night’s sleep is a must if you want to do your best at practice, school or work! Use our Healthy Sleep Checklist before going to bed to help get 7-8 hours of sleep tonight!

01/03/2021
IRONMAN

Tune-in to NBC at 2p ET for a 1hr documentary about Special Olympics Florida athlete Chris Nikic, & how he shattered stereotypes to become the 1st person with Down syndrome to complete the IRONMAN.

Can’t tune in live? Catch the video on IRONMAN’s page at any time.

🚨 See the 60-minute series debut episode of Anything Is Possible® - The Series, Right Here on IRONMAN Now

The premier episode features the journey of Chris Nikic, the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full-distance IRONMAN® triathlon.

#AnythingIsPossible #Inclusion

Did you know that today is Motivation & Inspiration Day in the United States? Tell us what motivates and inspires you!
01/02/2021

Did you know that today is Motivation & Inspiration Day in the United States?

Tell us what motivates and inspires you!

Welcome to 2021! We hope the year ahead brings lots of high fives, personal bests and a more inclusive world. What do yo...
01/01/2021

Welcome to 2021! We hope the year ahead brings lots of high fives, personal bests and a more inclusive world. What do you hope happens in 2021? #HappyNewYear

12/31/2020
Looking Forward to 2021!

This year, we've been apart. But we've adapted and we're still Unified. Together, let’s make 2021 the most inclusive year ever. #YearInReview #UnifiedGeneration #InclusionRevolution

There's only 1 week left in 2020 and we're going to make the most of it with these fun virtual opportunities! Will you j...
12/28/2020

There's only 1 week left in 2020 and we're going to make the most of it with these fun virtual opportunities! Will you join us?

To all of those who celebrate, a #HappyKwanzaa from the SONA family!
12/26/2020

To all of those who celebrate, a #HappyKwanzaa from the SONA family!

We're focused on the last virtual dance party of the year, but first we're going to stretch with Special Olympics Oklaho...
12/26/2020

We're focused on the last virtual dance party of the year, but first we're going to stretch with Special Olympics Oklahoma so we can hit the dance floor!

📸: pre-3/20

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope you’re making ourPandora 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas playlist part o...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope you’re making our
Pandora 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas playlist part of your celebrations today. Listen here: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC. #ChooseToInclude

To all of those who celebrate, a #MerryChristmas from the SONA family!
12/25/2020

To all of those who celebrate, a #MerryChristmas from the SONA family!

Special Olympics Maryland has a great opportunity for Young Athletes today: YAPpy Hour! We'll see you there!📸: pre-3/20
12/25/2020

Special Olympics Maryland has a great opportunity for Young Athletes today: YAPpy Hour! We'll see you there!

📸: pre-3/20

It’s Christmas Eve! If Helen’s in charge of the music, you can bet she’s playing Silent Night and the rest of the Specia...
12/24/2020

It’s Christmas Eve! If Helen’s in charge of the music, you can bet she’s playing Silent Night and the rest of the Special Olympics 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas playlist on Pandora tonight: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC. #ChooseToInclude

📸: pre-3/20

Happy Thursday! There are 2️⃣ great opportunities scheduled for today - join us! 📸: pre-3/20
12/24/2020

Happy Thursday! There are 2️⃣ great opportunities scheduled for today - join us!

📸: pre-3/20

You might not be able to go home for Christmas, but it can still feel like home by listening to Special Olympics 25 Days...
12/23/2020

You might not be able to go home for Christmas, but it can still feel like home by listening to Special Olympics 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas on Pandora: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC. #ChooseToInclude

Virtual workouts AND virtual bingo? No wonder we're cheering! Will you join one of our virtual opportunities today?📸: pr...
12/23/2020

Virtual workouts AND virtual bingo? No wonder we're cheering! Will you join one of our virtual opportunities today?

📸: pre-3/20

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in the City, in the country, or anywhere in between, you should listen to Special O...
12/22/2020

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas in the City, in the country, or anywhere in between, you should listen to Special Olympics 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas playlist on Pandora! bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC #ChooseToInclude

We're all smiles too thanks to the great virtual opportunities on the schedule for today!  😁📸: pre-3/20
12/22/2020

We're all smiles too thanks to the great virtual opportunities on the schedule for today! 😁

📸: pre-3/20

With just 4 days until Christmas, we’ve made our list and we’re checkingit twice and all of our favorite songs are on it...
12/21/2020

With just 4 days until Christmas, we’ve made our list and we’re checking
it twice and all of our favorite songs are on it! Listen to the Pandora 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas playlist here: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC. #ChooseToInclude

We're sliding into Monday and are excited about Special Olympics Minnesota's holiday edition of Name That Tune! 🎵🎶📸: pre...
12/21/2020

We're sliding into Monday and are excited about Special Olympics Minnesota's holiday edition of Name That Tune! 🎵🎶

📸: pre-3/20

12/21/2020
Unified Talks: Lexi and Rachelle talk Connections!

In our latest episode of Unified Talks, Lexi and Rachelle, U.S. Youth Ambassadors from Special Olympics Arizona, explore different types of connections. From family and friends to situational connections, discover how all relationships are unique and important.

Have you missed any other Unified Talks? Be sure to check them out ➡ http://bit.ly/3mqyE4s

Jingle bell rock with Jude to the Pandora 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas playlist! Listen here: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC...
12/20/2020

Jingle bell rock with Jude to the Pandora 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas playlist! Listen here: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC. #ChooseToInclude

📸: pre-3/20

2020 is winding down, but we still have multiple virtual opportunities scheduled for next week! Will you join us?
12/20/2020

2020 is winding down, but we still have multiple virtual opportunities scheduled for next week! Will you join us?

Is it a winter wonderland where you live right now? Even if there’s no snow, you can pretend by listening to Winter Wond...
12/19/2020

Is it a winter wonderland where you live right now? Even if there’s no snow, you can pretend by listening to Winter Wonderland on our 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas Pandora playlist: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC. #ChooseToInclude

😁 👈Us when we realize today is dance party day! Who's joining us? 📸: pre-3/20
12/19/2020

😁 👈Us when we realize today is dance party day! Who's joining us?

📸: pre-3/20

We’re more than halfway through our 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas countdown! Which song has been your favorite so ...
12/18/2020

We’re more than halfway through our 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas countdown! Which song has been your favorite so far? Listen here thanks to Pandora: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC. #ChooseToInclude

It's finally Friday and it's an action-packed one! Everything from art sessions to virtual workouts is on the schedule t...
12/18/2020

It's finally Friday and it's an action-packed one! Everything from art sessions to virtual workouts is on the schedule today. Which opportunity will you join?

📸: pre-3/20

Although we’ve said it many times, many ways, we hope you’re still listening to the 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas ...
12/17/2020

Although we’ve said it many times, many ways, we hope you’re still listening to the 25 Days of A Very Special Christmas playlist on Pandora: bit.ly/25DaysofAVSC. #ChooseToInclude

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Superhero Exercise workouts . that everyone can do
☺️This year is almost over I hope people made some type of memory I hope you can post one great memory from this year!☺️ #specailolympicsNorthAmerica
Hi all, my name's Colt and I'm here to share my story. Well you see, it all happened when I was in 5th grade. I had a ruptured brain aneurysm, a stroke and an AVM all at the same time, I was at school too. But I don't feel bad for myself, I feel bad for my family and friends for all the stuff they had to go through. Nowadays I enjoy golfing among other things. I'm on the athlete input council for the #SpecialOlympicsOregon. I've taken 1st place for special Olympics oregon golf and I've even won a few medals. I really enjoy being involved in this organization. The support all the athletes receive, especially during this pandemic is amazing. Please feel free to share your story, where you're from and why you love #specialolympics In the comments. Stay healthy. Let me win, but if i can not win, let me brave in the attempt.
I took on a new walking challenge I just started this :) so I will be doing this along with the stride challenge :) .
Um I am trying to figure out how my name is not on the leader board I turned in my mile ( I completed 58 miles last week I know because I finished my walk for Vietnam War veterans) I have been working hard with this challenge.
I wanted to share my medals with you all. I did the wonder woman 5k first. Then I did the round remember September 11th that one I actually walked a 9k and a 11 k for 9-11 . Then I did the remember fallen fire fighters 10 k. Then I did the September 11th one again for the different medal. Then I did the 10k for essential workers. I am still waiting on 5 more medals to ship to me. Sorry I am just proud of what I have accomplished within the last three weeks.
I decided to be a Bald eagle this year :) happy Halloween everyone.
Special olympics Agncy 2-25 Stevens Point Team Ymca More people New players.
I have a question about the step challenge and a few concerns. First question for the past few weeks I have done 3 5k walks 1 10k walk 2 11k walks I still have my step counter from that on my phone can I count that? My concern is that we are moving into not so good weather for walking in some states .