Special Olympics Rhode Island offers over 1,600 sports training and athletic competition opportunities in 19 Olympic type sports. Local training programs can be found in schools, service agencies and in communities throughout the state. Research studies have shown that success in sports leads to success in life. Athletes build athletic skills and character traits that help them on and off the playing fields. Special Olympics Rhode Island offers athletes the opportunity to showcase their talents and to change negative stereotypes and misconceptions about people with intellectual disabilities.

Fall Sports

– begins the last week of August and ends around Thanksgiving.

  • Flag Football
  • Traditional Duck-Pin Bowling
  • Unified Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Unified Champion Schools – Volleyball
  • Bocce
  • Young Athletes

Winter Sports

– begins the last week of November and ends the first week of March.

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Basketball
  • Unified Duck-pin Bowling
  • Unified Ten-pin Bowling
  • Unified Volleyball
  • Young Athletes

Spring Sports

– begins the first week of March and ends with the State Summer Games.

  • Athletics
  • Cycling
  • Powerlifting
  • MATP
  • Swimming
  • Traditional Ten-pin Bowling
  • Unified Soccer
  • Unified Champion Schools – Basketball
  • Young Athletes

Summer Sports

– begins the first week of June and ends the last week of August.

  • Unified Sailing
  • Unified Golf/Golf Skills
  • Unified Softball
  • Unified Croquet

Coaches that train our athletes in the sports that we offer, have sports specific training and extensive experience in the sport.