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Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes     th intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering. 
The Power of Sport.  For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance. 
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Alabama provides services and opportunities to 14,656 athletes, supported by 2819 volunteer coaches, and we host 300 competitions annually.

Through sports, health, education and community programming, Special Olympics is tackling inactivity, intolerance, isolation and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities throughout the world face. In addition to sports, our programmatic offerings currently include:, Healthy Athletes, Young Athletes Program, Project UNIFY, Special Olympics Unified Sports, and Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Alabama Contact Info

880 South Court Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

+1 (334) 242-3383
+1 (800) 239-3898

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    Oak Mountain State Park Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
    ene. 30, 2016
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Oak Mountain State Park Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

    Come out and take a plunge with the Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on January 30, 2016, starting at 8:00 a.m. at Oak Mountain State Park Beach. There will be a costume contest prior to the plunge. All plungers will receive a T-Shirt. A minimum of $50.00 online registration fee is required. The more money you raise, the cooler the swag you receive! All the money raised is supporting Special Olympics Alabama, devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. See you on the beach. Registration will begin at 8:00 A.M.

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    Contact: Debbie Sumrall
    Phone: 205-670-6015

    ene. 30, 2016
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Oak Mountain State Park
    200 Terrace Drive
    Pelham, Alabama
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