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Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide sports training and athletic competition opportunities to persons eight years of age and older with an intellectual disability or a closely related developmental disability. Commerce ISD sponsors a Special Olympics team, which provides opportunities to practice and complete in several sports throughout the school year.

Special Olympics provides an opportunity 

  • for families to share in the accomplishments of their children.
  • to share the Special Olympics joy with other families.
  • to allow the extended family the opportunity to be part of a year-round sports training and competition program. 
Families are Special Olympics' most powerful resource. Families help coach, transport, fundraise, officiate, chaperone and train other volunteers. Families are Special Olympics’ most highly-motivated and enthusiastic goodwill ambassadors.
There are currently 140 countries worldwide participating in Special Olympics with nearly 1 million athletes worldwide.