Quick Facts

Historic Facts

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

Program Facts

(All 2015 Numbers)

  • # of Sports Seasons: 4
  • # of Sports Offered: 24
  • Scheduled Competitions: 245
  • Athletes and Partners: 13,827
  • SOMA Athletes: 11,895
  • # of Unified Partners: 1,932
  • # of Volunteers: 10,062
  • Coaches: 1,321

Financial Facts

2014 Operating Budget: 2014 Expense Distribution (Most Recent Audited Financials)

  • Program: 87.5%
  • Fundraising: 8.79%
  • Management: 3.72%