Welcome to SOO - Barrie!

Special Olympics is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides sports training and competition opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability. Its primary objective is to contribute to the physical, social, and psychological development of people with intellectual disabilities through positive, successful experiences in sport.

 Barrie Special Olympics provides year round athletic programs for over 200 athletes in 13 different sports.

These positive experiences help build self-confidence, self-esteem, pride, and a great sense of accomplishment. 

Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in sport and competition, develop belief in themselves, gain acceptance from others and form life-long friendships.

Everyone deserves a chance to triumph, to overcome the odds and show the world that their ability is not their disability.

Special Olympics is about the lessons learned on the playing field and the impact on life skills. Sports training teaches important lessons about perseverance, endurance, and setting goals.

Over 125 volunteers and coaches donate their time and effort.



Do you have a couple hours available?

Want to get out of the house and do 
something different?

Consider becoming a Volunteer!

Bingo .. sports .. events

You'll be glad you did.


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With Appreciation
Thanks are extended to local service clubs who have specifically provided funding this year towards the 3 athletes heading to the World Winter Games in Austria.

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