Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with 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 1969, Special Olympics Alaska provides services and opportunities to over 2500 athletes, supported by 150 volunteer coaches, and we host 40 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: Athlete Leadership Programs, Healthy Athletes, Healthy Communities, Young Athletes Program, Project UNIFY, Special Olympics Unified Sports, and Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Alaska Contact Info

3200 Mountain View Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501

+1 (907) 222-7625

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Upcoming Events

  • déc.
    7th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge
    déc. 19, 2015
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    7th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge

    It's that time again for Freezin' for a Reason! Come take the plunge at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Alaska Saturday, December 19 at Goose Lake in Anchorage. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into the icy waters of Goose Lake. For those who are "Too Cool to Plunge" you can still participate. Win great prizes and incentives including Alaska Airlines Miles! All proceeds go to Special Olympics Alaska to provide sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities.

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    Contact: Jessica Bjornstad
    Phone: 907-222-7625 ext.605

    déc. 19, 2015
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Goose Lake
    2811 UAA Dr.
    Anchorage, Alaska
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