Special Olympics is a life-changing movement of people helping people. The athletes of Special Olympcs- over 18,000 strong here in Pennsylvania- are constant reminders of all that is right with the human spirit.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-around sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, and other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.
All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to the athletes and their families, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field.
(Citation: Special Olympics Lehigh County website)www.specialolympicslehighcounty.org