Special Olympics Suffolk (SOS) is the Suffolk branch of Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB). SOGB is the largest provider of year-round sport training and competition for all people with an intellectual disability.
Special Olympics is recognised as the third member of the “Olympic Family” and is the only other organisation allowed to use the word ‘Olympic.’
Until recently, Suffolk was one of only four counties in the country not to have a SO club. This has changed with the formation of SOS and with its first training and competition. SOS exists to:
- Increase opportunities and participation in sporting activities, training and competition for people with an intellectual disability (ID) in Suffolk
- Support established clubs and help the development of new clubs or groups
- Provide countywide coordination and signposting of sport for people with an ID
- Over the next two years, SOS specifically includes aims to: increase the number of sports offered to at least four, increase SO participation across the county by at least 50 athletes and support SOS athletes participation in national and international competition.
Special Olympics Suffolk will play a key part in helping to achieve Suffolk’s ambition to be the ‘most active county’ in England. You can download our flyer here – SOS Flyer 2015
You can also download the SOGB Guide on Sport and Physical Activity for People with a Learning Disability for more information. ELDSA easy read FINAL
Here is a picture of our Steering Group, taken at the May Meeting in 2016.