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Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place—one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time. Learn more about the founding of Special Olympics and the tremendous reach the organization has worldwide.

Get a glimpse into the Bi-County Special Olympics family. At one track & field practice, watch the athletes, coaches and volunteers. The regional athletic director and one family share how Special Olympics has touched them. 


The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic 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, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities across Wisconsin. Globally, we strive to end discrimination against people with ID. Read more about how Special Olympics Wisconsin is making a difference.

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