The mission of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes®, developed in 1996 by Special Olympics International, is to improve athletes’ ability to train and compete in Special Olympics. Healthy Athletes is designed to help Special Olympics athletes improve their health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports experience and improved well-being. Our goals with the Healthy Athletes program:
Through the generosity of the Kroenke Sports Charities’ Teammates for Kids, in addition to support from Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Colorado Rapids, 20 athletes and coaches from Colorado will have the opportunity to join the Rapids in a one-of-a-kind experience. The unified team, which is comprised of players both with and without intellectual disabilities
Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) allow Special Olympics athletes to help shape the future of the Special Olympics movement and ensure all people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to participate in sports training and competition that is fun and fair. ALPs train athletes to serve in meaningful leadership roles other than or in addition to
A Partner’s Club is a club for students with and without intellectual disabilities that comes together for sports, games, community service, school events, and most of all, to have fun!