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Summer Games is Back!! We are so excited to host our 2022 Summer Games at Lipscomb University & Centennial Sportsplex. Event volunteers are needed - learn more today.
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138 Athletes, Unified Partners and Coaches heading to Orlando for 2022 USA Games.
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The Music City Corporate Challenge, is an Olympic-style event that allows Greater Nashville Area corporations to interact with each other through a variety of sporting events. Competitions will take place over the course of six weeks and companies will earn points toward their overall team score based on participation, placement and volunteer support.
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With Special Olympics programming currently on hold, we have moved our resources for athletes, Unified partners, and coaches online. The Healthy at Home toolkit is accessible to all and has resources for fitness, emotional health, Unified Champion Schools, Young Athletes, coaches resources, and more! Check back frequently as this is an evolving resource guide!
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Athletes want to perform their best at every competition. You can do this by being fit. Fit 5 is a plan for physical activity, nutrition, and hydration. It can improve your health and fitness to make you the best athlete you can be.
  • About Us
    Special Olympics is a movement built on inclusion, where every person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping make the world a better, healthier, and more joyful place through the power of sport.
    • Our Mission 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.
    • Meet Our Team Our staff is dedicated to providing quality sports competitions and other experiences to individuals with intellectual disabilities, and to furthering the mission of Special Olympics across the state of Tennessee. The SOTN staff’s collective goal is to offer sports and programs that help athletes develop new skills, live healthy lifestyles, and participate fully in their communities. Contact us for more information or with any questions.
    • Special Events Special Olympics Tennessee hosts several fundraising events throughout the year to help support the more than 18,000 athletes in the state of Tennessee. We hope you can join us for any of our special events as a participant or volunteer.
    • News Our athletes are making headlines! Read below for stories of empowerment, inclusion, hope and respect within Special Olympics Tennessee and the wider Special Olympics global community.For media inquiries, please contact Justin Bradford at [email protected]
    • Our Sponsors Active across the state, reaching more than 18,000 athletes and volunteers, Special Olympics Tennessee is a movement that changes lives. Our Programs succeed in building advocacy networks, transforming lives, and creating a lasting positive impact.

      Corporate partnerships with Special Olympics Tennessee strengthen partners' brand value, engage employees, build consumer loyalty and promote business objectives while helping us deliver our mission. We offer partnership packages at various levels and have opportunities to support in various ways to help raise awareness and fund the movement, ultimately strengthening the company and employees along the way.
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    Special Olympics Tennessee (SOTN) offers sports training and competition in 17 Olympic style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Individuals eight years old and up can compete in local and state competitions. The Young Athletes program is available for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2-7.
    Special Olympics Tennessee would not exist today and could not have been created without the time, energy, and dedication of thousands of volunteers.
    Our reach extends beyond the playing field! Sport, health, and education programming enriches the lives of more than 18,000 participating athletes.
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The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program is aimed at promoting social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change.
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Our reach extends across Tennessee and brings sport, health and education programs to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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