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Mission Statement 
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 the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship
with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.

Upcoming Events
4/10/17  Track & Field  Hardin Valley Academy  Elem./M.S.  9:30
4/10/17  Track & Field  Hardin Valley Academy  Adult  4:30
4/11/17  Track & Field  Hardin Valley Academy  H.S  9:30
5/4/17  Tennis  West Hills  All  9:30

Support the R-word Campaign

The Knoxville Special Olympics is working to end the demeaning use of the R-word. The word "retard" can be very hurtful to those of us who are intellectually disabled or love someone that is. Help us make the world a better place to live by pledging your support..

What Is Special Olympics ?
In 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics as part of the Joseph P. Kennedy foundation. Since then, Special Olympics has grown into an international organization (SOI), with affiliates in all 50 states and 143 different countries worldwide. The premise of the original Special Olympics, to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, is alive and well today. Read more...

If YOU have services or equipment to donate, what should you do  ?
Special Olympics of Greater Knoxville is funded exclusively by donations from individuals and businesses in the Knoxville area. If you are interested in giving back to your community, Read more...

How Is Special Olympics Funded ?

Special Olympics of Greater Knoxville serves over 1500 athletes, providing them with year-round training and competition in 18 different sports. Opportunity for athletes' growth is evident in so many areas: Physical, emotional, social, just to name a few.  Read more...

You can sponsor an athlete in the Knoxville area. Your sponsorship will enable local athletes to attend local, state and regional competitions in a variety of sports.  Read more...

You can help in many ways. Special Olympics is volunteer driven and funded entirely by individuals and businesses in the community. Find out how you can get involved!  Read more...


Thank You

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, peer tutors and coaches for making this all possible. You make a wonderful difference in the lives of our athletes and we cannot thank you enough for your support.

2008-2013, Special Olympics Of Greater Knoxville
Area Co-director: Gina Legg
865-689-9130 x1318 (work)
865-661-7440 (cell)
865-689-9128 (fax)
Email: glegg@knoxvillespecialolympics.org
Area Co-director: Tim Lee
865-539-5498 (work)
865-789-3957 (cell)
865-690-9260 (fax)
Email: tlee@knoxvillespecialolympics.org