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 ranked competitions, Special Olympics New York athletes have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field where they have a reasonable chance of winning.

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 ranked competitions, Special Olympics New York athletes have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field where they have a reasonable chance of winning.

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

This was my first Special Olympics USA National Games. I had an amazing time … All my hard work, training and dedication had paid off.
Rob Rogers, Jr. / Capital Region