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Globally, Special Olympics utilizes an army of more than 500,000 volunteers! In Nebraska alone, we need more than 5,000 volunteers annually to fulfill our mission of providing year-round sports training and competition, leadership training, coaching and working with youth and schools.
Special Olympics Nebraska does not charge athletes to participate and we are able to provide these opportunities by the generosity of our fans who donate their time and provide financial support.
Special Olympics Nebraska is a non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect across the state.
From Special Olympics Nebraska’s beginnings over 40 years ago, we have grown from a few hundred athletes to over 5,000 athletes, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics Nebraska is active in over 110 communities statewide and can be found in hundreds of classrooms through our Project Unify and Young Athletes Program initiatives.
Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy and friendship.
Sports opportunities are offered based on four geographic regions. Our athletes compete at the regional level striving for first, second or third place in order to advance to any state level competition.
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