Special Olympics

Special Olympics Mission

The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Through the power of sport, Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. It also creates opportunities for families, community members, local leaders, businesses, law enforcement, celebrities, dignitaries and others to band together to change attitudes and support athletes.

CCPS hosts an annual Track & Field Event for all qualifying students. The event includes:

  • Shot Put
  • Tennis Ball Throw
  • Softball Throw
  • Standing Long Jump
  • Running Long Jump
  • 4x100 Meter Rely
  • 10 Meter Walk/Wheelchair
  • 25 Meter Walk/Dash
  • 200 Meter Run
  • 100 Meter Run
  • 50 Meter Dash

Special Olympics Athlete Oath

Let me win.
But if I cannot win,
let me be brave in the attempt.
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