Fierce Athletes

Every competitive athlete, no matter what their abilities, shares certain qualities. Drive. Perseverance. Confidence. For athletes with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics New York provides a training ground where those qualities are refined and given room to grow.

From the Young Athletes program for children ages 2 through 7, to Unified Sports that bring together athletes of all abilities, to credible competitions, Special Olympics New York athletes have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

Along the way, athletes develop skills that accompany them through every part of life, helping them set an example of what people with intellectual disabilities can really do.

Every competitive athlete, no matter what their abilities, shares certain qualities. Drive. Perseverance. Confidence. For athletes with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics New York provides a training ground where those qualities are refined and given room to grow.

From the Young Athletes program for children ages 2 through 7, to Unified Sports that bring together athletes of all abilities, to credible competitions, Special Olympics New York athletes have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.

Along the way, athletes develop skills that accompany them through every part of life, helping them set an example of what people with intellectual disabilities can really do.

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New York athletes are involved annually

Athlete Spotlight

I saw one of my teenage athletes chest-bump his dad at the end of a race. Afterward, the dad said that he had never had that type of interaction with his son. The moment solidified why I love being part of Special Olympics New York.
Brian Tenety