Special Olympics


The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.


Special Olympics contributes to the physical, social, and psychological development of the athletes. Through successful experiences in sports, they gain confidence and build a positive self-image which carries over into the classroom, home, job and community.



Athletes must be at least eight years of age and be eligible per Board Special Olympics Policy.


Fulton County Special Olympics Ohio, Inc. is a non-profit corporation funded through private and corporate donations. 


All coaches and volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application. Also, each volunteer is also required to take an online Protective Behavior Course through the international Special Olympics.

The following sports are offered:

  • Aquatics (swimming)
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheer Squad
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

For information about this, contact the local coordinator Celia Wilson, 419-337-9640 or by email.