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


Our school programs create activities that lead to more inclusive and accepting school environments.


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

2022 Special Olympics USA Games – Orlando, Florida

June 5-12, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will unite more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean, 20,000 volunteers and 125,000 families, friends and spectators during one of the country’s most cherished sporting events. They will witness the inspiring athletic accomplishments of athletes in Olympic-style team and individual sports in more than 30 events at world-class venues across Orlando, centered at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort.

Special Olympics DC is sending a team of 50 athletes, Unified Partners, coaches and staff to compete in the USA Games. We are raising funds to cover the travel and equipment costs for the team to perform their best. By supporting their dedication and perseverance, you become a champion for a more inclusive world.

Upcoming Events

We are excited to bring back in-person events this year. Please visit our Calendar page when we resume hosting in-person events.

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Summer Games

May 24 @ 9:00 am - May 26 @ 2:00 pm

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


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

Coach a Team

Coaches help develop the spirit of an athlete.


Your donation gets an athlete into the game.

Special Olympics stands in solidarity with the African American community, and other marginalized communities, in the U.S. and around the world in opposing systemic oppression, exclusion, and injustice.