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.
Special Olympics Tennessee is a year-round movement, holding more than 100 competitions annually on area, regional and state levels. Event divisions are based on age, gender and ability level to give athletes an equal chance to win. Each participant receives a medal or ribbon following their events. . Special Olympics Tennessee has six statewide events annually: Summer Games, Golf, Flag Football, Fall Classic, Winter Games and Basketball. Special Olympics, Inc. holds World Games every other year and USA National Games every four years.
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