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.

Special Olympics aims to combine high quality sports with a wide audience, and be a driving force for social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

Paige Marie Murphy

This organization has a special place in Associate Kate Murphy‘s heart, as she sadly lost her infant daughter, Paige Marie, to complications from Down’s Syndrome. Kate and her family continue to stay involved in Special Olympics events and volunteer their time to support the dedicated staff and inspiring participants of this valuable organization.