Sports, Health and Inclusion

Our programs serve more than 2,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the District.

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Sports

Sports are a powerful force that can shift the focus from disability to ability. We offer 10 Olympic-style sports year-round.

Education

Our programs in over 45 DC schools create activities that lead to more inclusive and accepting school environments.

Health

The Healthy Athletes program provides information and resources to help athletes realize sustainably healthy and productive lives.

Are You Ready to Take the PLUNGE?

The 2023 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics DC is BACK

Yards Park (Navy Yard)

355 Water Street SE, Washington, DC

11:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Upcoming Events

We are excited to have Unified sports, Traditional sports and school programs in full swing this fall. Please visit our Calendar page to check out what is coming up for us!

What We Do

Through sports, health and inclusion programs, Special Olympics D.C. is changing the lives of people with IDD, solving the isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face.

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What You Can Do

Volunteer

You’ll transform lives — our athletes’ and your own.

Coach a Team

Coaches help develop the spirit of an athlete.

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Your donation gets an athlete into the game.