How do I contact Special Olympics Minnesota?
Mail or in-person:
Special Olympics Minnesota
900 2nd Ave S, Ste 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Email: [email protected]
Do you have a list of upcoming events?
Yes! Please check out our events calendar for all upcoming events and competitions.
What is the difference between Special Olympics and Special Olympics Minnesota?
Special Olympics Minnesota is an accredited program of Special Olympics Incorporated. Special Olympics is a state-based organization, and Special Olympics Incorporated is the international organization. To learn more about the global movement, visit the Special Olympics website.
What is the Special Olympics athlete oath?
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
Who is eligible to participate in Special Olympics?
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, you must be at least 8 years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by a formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specially designed instruction. Special Olympics Young Athletes was created for children with intellectual disabilities ages 2 through 7.
How do I get an athlete involved?
If you are interested in getting yourself or someone you know registered as a Special Olympics Minnesota athlete, please head to our Become an Athlete page to learn more. Or, send an email to Delegation Services at [email protected] with more information including the athlete’s name, age, location and what sports they may be interested in.
I have a question about paperwork and/or athlete medicals. Who should I contact?
How can I volunteer with Special Olympics Minnesota?
We would love to have you join our movement as a volunteer! Please head to our Volunteer page to learn more and see upcoming opportunities. If you have specific questions, please email [email protected] with your phone number and the opportunities that interest you.
How can I get my company involved as a sponsor of Special Olympics Minnesota?
Special Olympics Minnesota offers a ton of awesome sponsorship opportunities. Head to our Sponsors & Partners page to learn more!
Do you have any job openings or internships?
All job openings can be found on the Jobs & Internships page.
How can I view photos from Special Olympics Minnesota events?
All captured by our amazing volunteer photographers can be found on our Flickr page! Because we rely on volunteers, Special Olympics Minnesota cannot guarantee photos of every competition/participant.
I have some old trophies I’d love to give to a good cause.
Thank you for your generosity, but Special Olympics Minnesota does not accept donations of trophies, medals, etc. Our athletes are awarded brand-new medals or ribbons at state and regional competitions.
What percentage of your expenses are spent on overhead costs?
While the percentage varies slightly from year-to-year, we consistently spend less than 30% of our total annual expenses on management and fundraising costs. Therefore, more than 70% of our funds are used to provide programming for our athletes.