Special Olympics International – Mission Statement
The Special Olympics Oath Is ... Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Our Mission Is ... to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with mental retardation by 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.
Our Goal Is ... for all persons with mental retardation to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities.
Special Olympics, Inc.
1325 G Street, NW / Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005