The Mission

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.

Corporations that partner with Special Olympics share our brand values.  We are a trusted organization reaching deep into local communities around the world.  Our Programs succeed in changing lives, building advocacy networks and creating a lasting positive impact.  Consumers recognize us as a brand deserving respect, loyalty and good will with 95% positive brand recognition in the United States.

About the USA Games

The USA Games showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities and the impact of Special Olympics through world-class competition, inspirational experiences, and modeling inclusion for all.

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington July 1-7, 2018. More than 4,000 athletes and coaches representing 50 state Programs and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports.

The Faces of Team Washington


Sixteen Athletes, competing in over forty-eight events will take Husky Stadium to run, jump, and throw their way to the Gold Medal.


Thirty-eight Delegates, Two Unified Teams, one Traditional, and our first National Level Women’s basketball team make up Team Washington’s slam dunk delegation.


After its third official season at Special Olympics Washington our eight Team Washington Delegates are hoping to bring back the first National title for Bocce.


Washington States most popular sport, represented by three of our fabulous Team Washington delegates will defend the gold at our very own Kenmore Lanes.

Flag Football

Representing both categories, Traditional and Unified, our two Flag Football Teams will lean on the Spirit of Seattle’s Football Super fans to take this Special Olympics National Title.


Our three State Champions will be hitting the fairway to compete with the best of the best in the second National showing.


A return of one of Team Washington’s long time treasured sports, Gymnastics will feature some of our newest athletes to the program who will vault their way victory.


It won’t be a lift at all for our powerlifting team to show their strength at USA Games. Strength, Power, and Endurance are Team Washington’s recipe for success.


Team Washington Largest team sport, with over forty athletes and five teams, including Unified and traditional, will achieve all their ‘Goals’ this summer.


Batter Up! Thirty-two Athletes, two teams, Traditional and Unified, are going to take the field and hit it out of the ballpark.


Ten of our Team Washington Delegates will make a splash at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center and the original home of the Goodwill Games.


Team Washington Tennis is going to Ace it at their first USA games showing, and second National Championship.


A new sport for team Washington will leave an exciting legacy in its wake. These five delegates will paddle their way to the Gold at Angle Lake.


After a short hiatus, Volleyball has returned to Washington State. Our first official State champions in over fifteen years, from Skagit Valley, our athletes are ready to take on the rest of the country.

In The News



Coaches are an intrinsic part of the Special Olympics mission. Read more about the volunteer coaches that are helping our athletes compete nationally.

Upcoming Events

Event Highlights

Seattle Seahawks with Special Olympics Team Wasington



Even if you’re not a coach or athlete participating in the 2018 USA Games, anyone can be a part of Team Washington by being a FAN of Special Olympics Washington!

Latest Updates

Athletics Schedule
Basketball Schedule
Bocce Schedule
Bowling Schedule
Flag Football Schedule
General Events Schedule
Golf Schedule
Gymnastics Schedule
Powerlifting Schedule
Soccer Schedule
Softball Schedule
Paddle Boarding Schedule
Swimming Schedule
Tennis Schedule
Unified Gaming Schedule
Volleyball Schedule
Youth Leadership Experience Schedule
USA Games Schedule – All Teams

Opening Ceremonies

Purchase tickets and cheer on Team Washington at Opening Ceremonies!


Grab your pom poms and make noise for Team Washington at the various competitions venues during the USA Games. (Competition schedule coming soon!)

All of Special Olympics Washington’s financial support emanates from the generosity of individuals and corporations who recognize the need to provide quality sports programs and training to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Businesses and corporations are invited to help make a difference in the lives of Team Washington athletes and increase their level of social responsibility and community involvement while positively impacting their company’s bottom line.


Donate and/or create a fundraising page to raise funds to support Team Washington athletes as they prepare for the USA Games. Raise money and earn incentives!

All of Special Olympics Washington’s financial support The support and love from our Team WA Family Members is what keeps the Team WA athletes going. This page is designed to provide you with the necessary information that will allow you and your athlete the best possible experience at the 2018 USA Games.