Inclusive Health News

Special Olympics’ School of Strength is going worldwide
November 3, 2021 – The School of Strength initiative from Special Olympics is a partnership with WWE, looking to help athletes stay fit from home, year-round. It gave Special Olympics a perfect tool to support athletes during the pandemic.

Chris Nikic, first Ironman finisher with Down syndrome, shares philosophy of 1% better
October 26, 2021 – Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic shares his philosophy for training and exercise in his new book 1% Better: Reaching My Full Potential and How You Can Too. The book outlines how Chris tackles training by doing a little more each day so he can achieve great accomplishments, such as finishing the Ironman or more recently, the Boston Marathon.

Community leader and mental health advocate
October 7, 2021 – Like many of us, Kayte has had her fair share of mental health struggles throughout the years. However, Special Olympics Minnesota has been a consistent source of community and inclusion for Kayte. Today, she is helping fellow athletes improve their physical and mental health as a Special Olympics Health Ambassador.

How Special Olympics tackled emotional well-being worldwide amidst a global pandemic
September 23, 2021 – With the isolation and anxiety of a global COVID pandemic, Special Olympics has been working harder than ever to ensure the emotional well-being of its athletes.

Tom Golisano Gifts $30 Million to Special Olympics to Expand Critical Health Services Globally for People with Intellectual Disabilities
September 16, 2021 – Special Olympics announced that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization’s 53-year history: $30 million from Tom Golisano to expand the Special Olympics Healthy Communities program.