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Through our shared experience and love of sports, Special Olympics Ohio creates a sense of connectedness in an inclusive culture. We provide a space for individuals, families, and community partners to come together as we focus on the courage, strength, and skill of athletes. Because the need for belonging is always urgent, our signature sports and community-based fundraising events take place throughout the year so that everyone has the opportunity to contribute and be valued members of their communities.

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Mission Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are the heart of our collective mission to boldly emphasize unity and create a space where solidarity, collaboration, and creativity are provided the freedom to thrive.

Our focus on greater diversity and inclusion enables accessibility to the broadest possible base of all whose work enriches our organization. We recognize and accept inclusive perspectives and model that which we require of the society at large.

We strive to inspire inclusion across all aspects of our operation – which include, but are not limited to, transcending the boundaries of ability, identity, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, geography, age, marital status, political philosophy, and sexual orientation. At all times, our collective focus shall foster an atmosphere of respect; where meaningful inclusion and belonging remain at the forefront of all that we do.

Community Means

Everything To Us.