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  • Public Notification

  • 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015

    Special Olympics Singapore would like to congratulate all athletes for their remarkable achievements at the 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015!

    All the athletes were brave in the attempt!

  • Who We Are

    A global sport and social movement that touches and changes the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the transformative power of sports.

  • What We Do

    Special Olympics Singapore is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, 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.

  • About Intellectual Disability

    Intellectual disabilities (ID) is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills.

Upcoming Events in Singapore

DATE EVENT LOCATION
25th November 2017
Special Olympics Singapore Volunteer Appreciation Lunch 2017
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Furama Riverfront
11th November 2017
Motor Activity Training Program Challenge Day
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AWWA Special School
11th November 2017
Special Olympics Singapore Charity Bowl 2017
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Kovan Forte Bowl

News and Stories from Singapore

28 - 30 October 2017

Football Coaching Development Programme organised by Special Olympics Asia Pacific in collaboration with Tottenham Hotspurs FC

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Special Olympics Singapore saw one of its volunteers, Ryan Mahindapala attend a Football Coach Development Program at Spectra Secondary School from 28th to 30th October. The Programme, which was a collaboration between Special Olympics Asia Pacific and Tottenham Hotspurs FC, is designed to empower volunteer coaches through the defining of their coaching philosophy, reflecting upon their strengths and weaknesses, and to be advocates for the programme through their knowledge and expertise to plan training sessions. By the end of the course, the coaches were able to put their knowledge into play by confidently running a unified training session and competition for the student from Spectra and Grace Orchard School. 
Special Olympics Singapore saw one of its volunteers, Ryan Mahindapala attend a Football Coach Development Program at Spectra Secondary School from 28th to 30th October. The Programme, which was a collaboration between Special Olympics Asia Pacific ...
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5 November 2016

Special Olympics Singapore Unified Charity Bowl 2016

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Temasek Club, Bowling Centre   
This was the final event on the Special Olympics Singapore sports calendar for the year. It was a joy seeing familiar faces of the supportive corporate partners and also new participants coming together to participate in the Annual Unified Charity Bowl.  

The Annual Unified Charity Bowl is part of Special Olympics Singapore’s effort to raise funds for its various sporting programmes, which run throughout the year, for athletes with Intellectual Disabilities.    

Adopting a simple 3-game format, each team comprised of 2 Unified Partners and a special athlete.  The combined scores of the teams’ 3-game total determined the outcome of the tournament.  

Corporate partners, sponsors, and athletes enjoyed the camaraderie and excitement of the tournament.  The atmosphere was energetic, fun and rewarding as participants forged new friendships with those who shared the love for the same sport!  

As we celebrated each athlete’s achievement, there was also time to acknowledge the great effort by all.  Here are the results for the event.  

Top 3 Male Bowlers (Athletes)
  1. Syahrul 
  2. Sarhan 
  3. Lim Kian Say   
Top 2 Female Bowlers (Athletes)
  1. Tan Bao Ling       
  2. Michelle   
Top 3 Male Bowlers (Unified)
  1. Poh Siew Por 
  2. Edwin Khoo       
  3. Jason Chia   
Top 3 Female Bowlers (Unified)
  1. Ainon Bte Haji Mohamad Taib 
  2. Arlina Christina D. Midoranda       
  3. Cindy Teo   
Top 3 Teams
  1. Ernst & Young Solutions LLP (Team EY) 
  2. SIA Engineering Company (Team SIAEC 2) 
  3. Maybank Singapore (MAYBANK Team A)   
Special thanks to NTUC Fairprice Foundation for sponsoring the NTUC vouchers for all participants, Ken Pro Shop for sponsoring the gift prizes and Maybank for sponsoring the lucky draw gift prizes for the athletes. This event was proudly supported by Tote Board and Singapore Pools, and Singapore Bowling @ Rifle Range for the venue. They had played a major part in making this year’s Special Olympics Singapore Annual Charity Bowl Event so memorable!  

Special acknowledgment is also extended to the following Unified Partners for their generous support of Special Olympics Charity Bowl 2016  

Corporate Donors:

  • Add-venture Learning Pte. Ltd. 
  • DBS Bank Ltd 
  • Edward Lifesciences (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. 
  • Ernst & Young Solutions LLP 
  • Keppel Care Foundation 
  • Marina Offshore Pte. Ltd. 
  • Maybank Singapore 
  • Qool Enviro Pte. Ltd. 
  • Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte. Ltd. 
  • SIA Engineering Company 
  • Singapore Press Holdings 
  • Supersteam Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.   
Individual Donors:
  • Gerard Tan Hock Juan 
  • Kenneth Chua 
  • Lai Siew Chee 
  • Lawrence Ng Chee Lian 
  • Ronald Michael Anthony 
  • Victoria Muenzer-Jones   
Finally, a big thank you to all who had helped in one way or another to contribute to the betterment of our athletes!
Temasek Club, Bowling Centre   
This was the final event on the Special Olympics Singapore sports calendar for the year. It was a joy seeing familiar faces of the supportive corporate partners and also new participants coming together ...
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31 October 2015

AIA - SSSC Futsal Challenge 2015

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Our sincere appreciation to the organizers for creating such an unique and enriching playing experience for Special Olympics (SO) Singapore Football team at AIA-SSSC Futsal Challenge, which was held on 31st October 2015, Saturday, at the UberSports East Coast. SO Singapore athletes were very motivated to play against highly competitive opponents and had learnt many game tactics during the competition. Our athletes certainly enjoyed themselves at the futsal challenge and carnival games. 
Our sincere appreciation to the organizers for creating such an unique and enriching playing experience for Special Olympics (SO) Singapore Football team at AIA-SSSC Futsal Challenge, which was held on 31st October 2015, Saturday, at the ...
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A Smashing Time - Mohamad Rausyan Bin Mohamad Ya’acob

In recent 8th ASEAN Para Games, Mohamad Rausyan Bin Mohamad Ya’acob represented Singapore in bowling and bag a Gold in mixed singles event. This is one of the many medals he had won as an athletes. How far he has come and the assistance he has ...
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Coaches Stories
Thoughts of a Volunteer Coach - Dave Tay

I started volunteering for Special Olympics in 2008. I was in the Navy then so could only offer myself during Saturdays. I was abit worried at first because I have not coached an ID personnel before and am not sure whether I ...

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Thoughts of a Parent - Mdm Kamsih Bte Affendi

Madam Kamsih's 26 year old son, Ahmad Salim bin Buang, was diagnosed with Down's Syndrome at birth. Her tireless support and encouragement all these years have been pivotal in her son's development, building on the contributions of his teachers and ...
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