The Special Olympics mission 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. In Chicago, nearly 5,000 athletes participate in programs throughout the year. Your support makes events possible and we are truly grateful for your kindness and generosity. Thank you in advance for checking to see if your employer has a matching funds program. Please email or mail us any necessary paperwork to submit.