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.

Chester County Special Olympics currently offers training in 16 Olympic sports, serving over 400 local athletes at various training sites throughout the county.

Special Olympics would not exist today – and could not have been created – without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers.Volunteers are the backbone of Chester County Special Olympics. They serve as coaches, trainers,fundraisers,donors and event supporters. Special Olympic athletes and volunteers share a rich relationship while striving for their dreams..

Please check the Sport Calendar for the latest updates (3/6/15).

Chester County Athlete Input Council

Chester County is forming an Athlete Input Council to empower our athletes to become part our program’s decision-making process. Our first meeting will be:

Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30PM
CCIU Building, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

The meeting will be led by Chester County’s Athlete Representative Dan Kolb and his mentor, Sally Kinsey. For more information, contact Sally Kinsey at sbearkinsey@Hotmail.com or by phone at 610-3833-7856.

All athletes are invited to become involved in the decision making process involving the Chester County Special Olympic program. This is your chance to have a voice and become part of the Athlete Input Council. We will talk and discuss issues involving the athletes, do some planning for the future and make recommendations for future county programs. We need the athletes’ input and voices to make this Council effective.