Special Olympics Minnesota

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Sports & Recreation


900 2nd Ave SSuite 300Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.


Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community. We aim to build a culture that accepts and welcomes every single person regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place-one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) trainings and competitions happen all year in locations across the state. We offer 16 Olympic-style sports. As a result, SOMN has something for you, whatever your age or skill level.

Through sports, our athletes celebrate their abilities, not their disabilities. Their world opens with acceptance and understanding, while becoming confident and empowered by their accomplishments. They make new friends, joining the most inclusive community on the planet-a global community that’s growing every day.


Would you recommend Special Olympics Minnesota?
3 reviews Write a review
by Special Olympics M. from Minneapolis, MN (Administrator for this Organization) (January 15, 2018)
Love working for this organization! Truly one of the best and most passionate organizations in Minnesota.
by Chloe R. from Minneapolis, MN (November 3, 2009)
I have done Special Olympics Minnesota the past two years with my Mom's work. We managed the Karaoke Tent at the big show. I was so disappointed to hear that I was unable to volunteer this year due to a wedding I had to attend. I would recommend this to anyone who loves to have a good time and help others. It's an amazing program that helps individuals feel important.

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