36 People Perfectly Explain Why Special Olympics Is So Important


We write about athletes nearly every day at The Mighty. After all, athletes defy odds. They work hard, they prove naysayers wrong and they teach us about determination and commitment. They face adversity head on and go after their goals.

No organization celebrates the Mightiness of sports more than Special Olympics. We’ve touched on this in our stories, but we wanted to give the people involved – athletes, family members, fans, volunteers and sponsors – an opportunity to answer a simple but powerful question. Why is Special Olympics so important? More than 1,000 people responded to this question that we and Special Olympics posed to people on Facebook.

Here are our favorite responses.

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Why is Special Olympics important to you? Let us know in the comments below.


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