Established in 1992

Special Olympics Tennessee provides year-round sports training and competition activities for children and adults with mental disabilities. Programs are community-based, serving more than 12,000 athletes statewide and involving 9,000 volunteers. Special Olympics’ goal is to develop individual skills, physical fitness, self-esteem, and positive attitudes toward teamwork and sportsmanship. The Fund was established to ensure the organization can meet the needs and desires of an ever-growing and expanding program.