Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
KMS11131.jpg
Rutherford County wide receiver provides the definition of sportsmanship
Halladay 2.jpg
Multi-sport athlete is set to represent Tennessee in Berlin in 2023
0W4A7601.jpg
Hixson flag football athlete has dreams of becoming a football coach
IMG_8784.JPG
Special Olympics Tennessee Fit 4 Life program is a wellness project focused on fitness, nutrition, and mental health for teens and adults ages 15+ with intellectual disabilities. The 9-week program will encompass pre-and-post-biometric and fitness testing outcomes, along with once-a-week group workouts, and weekly nutrition and healthy lifestyle education.
golf action shot
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!
  • 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] View our press kit here.
    • 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.
    Stay in Touch
    Get the latest updates from Special Olympics Tennessee sent right to your inbox!
    Close
    Thank you for joining our Newsletter!
    There was an error, please try again
    Loading
    Thank you for joining our Newsletter!
    Upcoming Events
    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.
tennis-player-1200x700.png
Make a Difference
Please donate and help us get one more athlete onto the playing field.
Donation Amount
The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program is aimed at promoting social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change.
Special Olympics Tennessee
Our reach extends across Tennessee and brings sport, health and education programs to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
17
Sports Offered
36
Area Programs
18,000
Registered Athletes
Latest Blogs
Multi-sport athlete is set to represent Tennessee in Berlin in 2023
2 Min Read
Hixson flag football athlete has dreams of becoming a football coach
2 Min Read
Hawkins County Quarterback Ready to Lead His Team
2 Min Read
"Golf has basically saved my life in more ways than one..."
2 Min Read