Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) provides year-round sports training and competition for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. All events are open and free to the public while operating under the Healthy Washington guidelines.
Athletes will be competing in a variety of Olympic-type sports. Please check back for a list of events and venues offered for the 2021 Special Olympics in Pierce County.
Who is eligible?
Identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability; a cognitive delay as determined by standardized measures such as intelligence quotient or other generally accepted measures; or a closely related development disability, i.e., functional limitations in both general learning and adaptive skills.
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, athletes must:
Be at least 8 years old (Children ages 2-1/2 to 7 are eligible to participate in the Young Athletes Program).