What We Do
We transform the lives of over 7,800 individuals with intellectual disabilities across our state through sports, health, education, advocacy and leadership. Together, we can eliminate discrimination and fear and build a future of justice and joy.
The health and wellbeing of our athletes is our top priority. During these difficult and uncertain times, we see the best in people when we are Unified. While social and physical distancing is crucial right now, we can, and must, still stay connected. Let's live Unified! Together we can flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Special Olympics Nebraska is doing our part. We have cancelled all activities through May 31 and are providing other ways to connect our athletes to each other and the community. People with intellectual disabilities often face isolation and disconnection, which is why Special Olympics programming is so important in their daily lives. Many people assume that Special Olympics provides experiences once a year, but we actually are involved daily in the lives of our athletes through many programs that include sports, but also health programs, school programs and leadership training.
As a result of cancellations, we are currently facing a $300,000 shortfall so far this year. We are shifting our programming from the field of play to virtual activities, trainings, and other interactions. There is a lot of work to be done, and we need your help.
Stay connected and continue to be a part of the Special Olympics Nebraska movement:
• Post inspirational messages on social media for our athletes using #unifiedweinspire.
• The best way you can help our athletes stay active and connected is by making a financial gift through Share Omaha
• Take care of yourself and your family during this time. Together, we can unite to flatten the curve and keep each other safe.