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May Spirit

Greetings Marc,

During the month of May, we are celebrating mothers. Kerry Hincka recalls when doctors said her daughter Molly would never walk or talk. Kerry did what any mother would do – she didn’t
give up. Through Special Olympics, Molly gained confidence and discovered her talent for running. Today, the whole Hincka family is involved with Special Olympics —

please read their inspiring story

In honor of moms like Kerry, our longstanding partner, Procter & Gamble, will match your tax-deductible donations made through June 1, dollar for dollar, up to a $200,000 total.

Please consider contributing in honor of important people in your life – your donation will go far!

Our 2014 Special Olympics USA Games are just a few weeks away! Nearly 3,500 athletes will gather in New Jersey to compete in aquatics, basketball, soccer, and many other summer sports.
Among athletes competing will be
Daley Fitzpatrick
, who will be running in her very first national competition.

Learn more about the competitions, special events, and how you can get involved.
As always, thank you for your wonderful support!

Janet Froetscher: CEO of Special OlympicsJanet

Chief Executive Officer
Special Olympics


Please Donate Today

In honor of moms, our generous partner Procter & Gamble will match your tax-deductible donations made through June 1, dollar for dollar, up to a $200,000 campaign total. Thanks to
the match, your support goes twice as far in honor of your loved ones.

Please donate today in honor of all the important people in your life and help us give twice as many athletes a chance
to achieve their potential!

Proud Mom

Article: Molly Hincka--Proud MomKerry
Hincka remembers the devastating early days when doctors said her daughter Molly would never walk or talk. With hard work, Molly proved those grim predictions all wrong. Through Special Olympics, the whole family found a place to belong.

Read more

“Special Olympics Makes Me Happy”

Article: Daley Fitzpatrick--Special Olympics Makes Me HappyIn
just matter of days, Daley Fitzpatrick will head to Special Olympics USA Games, her first-ever national event. The experience will be even more special because Daley’s best friend Skyler is also competing.

Read more about Daley

Counting Down to USA Games!

Website: 2014 Special OLympics USA GamesSpecial
Olympics 2014 USA Games are coming up. Nearly 3,500 athletes from across the country will gather in New Jersey to compete in basketball, powerlifting, tennis, and much more!

Learn more

  • In case you have not seen it,

    watch video of Kerry and Molly Hincka
  • Special Olympics athlete Carlos Biggemann has a talent for photography and has worked hard to master the necessary skills. Carlos now volunteers to take action shots at the Special Olympics events.

    Read more
  • We are celebrating Special Olympics’ ongoing successes in Africa, where more athletes are on the playing fields, more coaches are participating, and policy leaders across the continent are taking
    Read more

Our Athletes Lead Healthy Lives 

Barely half of adults with disabilities in the U.S. get regular physical activity. That’s not the case for Special Olympics athletes!. Training and competing in sports year-round makes
physical activity a healthy part of their lives.
Read more

Calendar of Events

Did you know that Special Olympics hosts over 70,000 competitions a year?

Learn about the upcoming events around the world

We Need Your Support

Did you know that, depending on the sport and location, as little as $35 can help train an athlete for an entire season? Special Olympics gives people with intellectual disabilities
a chance to build self-esteem, be accepted, and show the world what they can do. Your generosity means more trainings, more competitions, and more athletes in the game.

Donate Now


Athletes Served - 4,205,630

Competitions - 70,278
Volunteers - 1,361,891


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