The mission of Special Olympics is to provide a year-round program of 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 friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Today, over 9,500 Oklahoma athletes participate in our program. In all, this unique program coordinates over 100 local, Area and state competitions each year. These athletes are supported by over 1,700 coaches that devote their time and experience to our athletes. There are over 11,000 volunteer opportunities available annually. Families, coaches and volunteers are proud to be part of Special Olympics.