Special Olympics

“Let me win. But if I can not win, Let me be brave in the attempt”

Mission: The mission of Special Olympics Rhode Island is to provide year-round sports training and competition on in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special olympics

Seasons Schedule

Ages 8-13

Sport Season
Juniors Unified Soccer Beginning of September -> beginning of October
Juniors Unified Basketball Beginning of January -> end of February
Unified Bowling End of February -> beginning of April
Swimming Beginning of March -> beginning of June
Track and Field Middle of March -> beginning of June
Juniors Unified Softball Middle of June -> middle of August

Ages 13+

Sport Season
Skills Soccer End of August -> beginning of October
Traditional Soccer End of August -> beginning of October
Skills Basketball End of October -> end of February
Traditional Basketball End of October -> end of February
Unified Bowling End of February -> beginning of April
Unified Volleyball Middle of March -> beginning of May
Skills Volleyball Middle of March -> beginning of May
Swimming Beginning of March -> beginning of June
Track and Field Middle of March -> beginning of June
Unified Boccee End of March -> end of April
Unified Softball Middle of June -> middle of August

To become involved as an athlete, partner, volunteer or coach please contact specialolympics@newportymca.org for information on the next upcoming sport or to get involved.

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