About Special Olympics Bismarck
Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization* dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 32 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. (*Special Olympics is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).)
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 North Dakota serves athletes, partners, coaches and other partners through twelve Area Programs in the state. We offer sports all year round with weekly practices, periodic games and annual tournaments. Whatever your interest in Special Olympics, we’re excited to have you join us make a real difference in people’s lives.
The Bismarck program (Area 10) is run by a core group of local volunteers, known as the Area Management Team (AMT). The AMT helps maintain the local programs activities, from practices and tournaments to local fundraisers and outreach. The AMT relies heavily on local volunteers and supporters throughout the Bismarck area.