About DGSO

Douglas County Special Olympics offers year round sports training, education and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Kansas offers twenty-one sports and our athletes train and compete in ten of these sports. All sports are designed so that athletes of all skill levels can be successful. We have anywhere from four athletes to 50 athletes competing in various sports throughout the year. It is up to the athlete what sport they choose to participate in. Basketball, bowling and soccer are the sports with the largest number of participants.

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Mission

The mission of Douglas County Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Douglas County area, 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.

The Mission Of Special Olympics Kansas

Special Olympics Kansas is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. Offering year-round initiatives to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Kansas is a platform for acceptance and inclusion as well as one of the largest advocates for healthy lifestyles in the state – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences.

The Official Mission of Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition 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.

Goals

Douglas County Special Olympics provides an accepting, safe and healthy environment for all individuals with intellectual disabilities. This program believes that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Families are strengthened. And the community, through participation and observation, is united in understanding these citizens in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance.


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