The Nova Scotia chapter of Special Olympics serves more than 2500 athletes, in 15 regions across the province. With a dedicated group of volunteers, Board of Directors, and five full-time staff, we are taking SONS to a new level. Our established mandate for the future and our goal for implementation has allowed us to accomplish significant milestones – surpassing even our greatest expectations. Visit our website at www.specialolympicsns.ca to learn more about what we do and how you may get involved.
Special Olympics World Wide
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly 3.1 million in 175 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now takes place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in places like China and from regions like the Middle East to the community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighbourhood.
Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.