Everybody is different. Special Olympics is for people who are different because they learn new skills slowly. They are different in other ways as well. They have an intellectual disability, or ID. Intellectual disabilities happen in all cultures, races, and countries. The goal of Special Olympics is to reach out to the nearly 200 million people in the world with ID. Our 5 million Special Olympics athletes—ages 8 years old and up—come from more than 170 countries. We also have a Young Athletes program for children ages 2 to 7. At any age and in every country, our athletes are learning new skills, making new friends and gaining in fitness and confidence.
We offer programs year round. We have indoor and outdoor programs. So whatever your age or skill level, Special Olympics Medina has something for you. Many athletes start in one sport, then go on to try others.
Through sports, our athletes are seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. Their world is opened with acceptance and understanding. They become confident and empowered by their accomplishments. They also make new friends, as part of the most inclusive community on the planet—a global community that is growing every day.
Special Olympics Ohio Medina County Yearly Sports Schedule
Process for Athletes to sign up with our delegation
- View yearly sports schedule to see what sports you are interested in. You must be 8 years of age or older to participate.
- Complete, sign, and turn in Athlete Release Form along with New Athlete Survey or fill one out online New Athlete Survey
- Mail or email completed Athlete Release Form to local coordinator. SpecialOlympicsInfo@mcbdd.org or mail to Special Olympics Ohio Medina County 4691 Windfall Rd. Medina, OH 44256
- You will be contacted by the coordinator or coach around a month before the sport begins.