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 2016 Numbers)

  • # of Sports Seasons: 4
  • # of Sports Offered: 23
  • Scheduled Competitions: 264
  • Athletes and Partners: 14,804
  • SOMA Athletes: 12,276
  • # of Unified Partners: 2,528
  • # of Volunteers: 10,705
  • Coaches: 1,275

Financial Facts

2016 Expense Distribution (Most Recent Audited Financials)

  • Program: 87.69%
  • Fundraising: 8.96%
  • Management: 3.35%