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About UsSpecial 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.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style 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
Committed to delivering top-notch sports competitions and various experiences for individuals with intellectual disabilities, our team is devoted to advancing the mission of Special Olympics throughout the state of Tennessee. The shared objective of the Special Olympics Tennessee (SOTN) staff is to provide sports and programs that empower athletes to acquire new skills, lead healthy lifestyles, and actively engage in their communities. Feel free to reach out to us for additional information or with any inquiries
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.
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.
Active across the state, reaching more than 17,000 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 TouchGet the latest updates from Special Olympics Tennessee sent right to your inbox!Special Olympics Tennessee (SOTN) offers sports training and competition in 16 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 2-7Show your support for Special Olympics Tennessee and our athletes by purchasing our new specialty plate.Our reach extends beyond the playing field! Sport, health, and education programming enriches the lives of more than 18,000 participating athletes.
- Our Mission
Unified team from Kingsport brings home a state title1 Min Read
Following a third-place finish at Nashville Sectionals, Valor will have a chance at the TSSAA State Championship in January2 Min Read
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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.
Special Olympics Tennessee
Our reach extends across Tennessee and brings sport, health and education programs to individuals with intellectual disabilities.