Providing courage and joy through the power of sports.

Our Mission

The Mission of Special Olympics South Dakota is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children (8 years and older) and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Let me win,
But if I cannot win,
Let me be brave in the attempt."

Learn More About Our Programs

Unified Champion Schools

Unified Champion Schools (formerly Project Unify) brings youth with and without intellectual disabilities together through education and sports and related initiatives that provide them with knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to create and sustain school communities that promote acceptance, respect, and human dignity for all students. 

Featured Event

Polar Plunge

Logo for the 2023 Polar Plunge - a polar bear diving into the water.

Upcoming Events