Special Olympics Rhode Island would not exist today and could not have been created without the time, energy and dedication of thousands of volunteers. Our volunteers dedicate their time to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams. On behalf of the athletes we serve, thank you for your interest.
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Through sports, health, education and community programming, Special Olympics is tackling inactivity, intolerance, isolation and injustice that people throughout the world face, especially people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics Rhode Island is one of the state’s most dynamic programs, providing over 1,600 year-round sports training and athletic competition opportunities to more than 3,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Rhode Island hosts over 40 statewide tournaments and competitions each year in 21 official and demonstration sports.