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 offering them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
The goal of Special Olympics Boone County is for all persons with intellectual disabilities ages 8 and up to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. Special Olympics Boone County receives no federal- or state-appropriated funds, is not a United Way Agency, and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations.
In 2015, more than 11,800 children and adults in Indiana trained and competed through County Programs. To be eligible to compete in Special Olympics, an individual must be eight (8) years of age or older AND have been identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability OR closely related developmental disability.