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About Us

Quick Facts

Historic Facts

  • Special Olympics Inc. founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968.
  • Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) established in 1971.

Program Facts

(All 2018 Numbers)

  • # of Sports Seasons: 4
  • # of Sports Offered: 23
  • Scheduled Competitions: 473
  • Athletes and Partners: 16,602
  • SOMA Athletes: 13,327
  • # of Unified Partners: 3,275
  • # of Volunteers: 12,897
  • Coaches: 1,292

Financial Facts

2018 Expense Distribution (Most Recent Audited Financials)

  • Program: 87.3%
  • Fundraising: 9.49%
  • Management: 3.21%