Athletes Prepare for Summer Games

Meet three of the nearly 600 athletes who will compete in the 2017 Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games! If you know an athlete who would like to be featured, please contact Liza Reed. Josh Holsopple Josh is a 29 year old athlete with the Special Olympics Vermont Chittenden program who competes in alpine skiing, soccer,… Read more »

VT School Awarded National Recognition

Special Olympics and a national panel of leaders in education have developed ten standards of excellence for Unified Champion Schools. When these standards are met by a school, it is eligible to be a nationally recognized Banner Unified Champion School. Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans is one of the first schools in the country… Read more »

Special Olympics Vermont President & CEO Announces Retirement

Special Olympics Vermont President & CEO, Lisa DeNatale has announced her retirement effective December 1, 2017.  For the past six years, DeNatale has led the state-wide non-profit organization that provides inclusive sports training and competition opportunities to children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities.  Vermont is an accredited program of Special Olympics, Inc. which globally reaches 4.5… Read more »

Breathing with a Purpose: Breathing Techniques for Endurance Athletes

Cross-country running is definitely a sport that relies on endurance. When talking about athletics, endurance refers to the capacity of the body to continually perform during exercise. For example, someone who can continuously run for 10 miles has more running endurance than someone who gets tired after 2 miles. Having better endurance does not necessarily… Read more »

2018-2020 Winter Games Announcement

Special Olympics Vermont is excited to announce a new partnership with Killington Pico Ski Resorts, LLC for Winter Games 2018-2020. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information about this transition. Winter Games 2018-2020 FAQ Where and when are the 2018 Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games? Special Olympics Vermont is excited to announce… Read more »

World Games Reflection

By Mike White, Special Olympics Vermont coach with the Bennington program ____________________ The World Winter Games 2017 recently concluded.  Held in several locations in Austria, the competition ran from March 17-24 and featured over 2,700 athletes from 110 countries competing in nine sports.  With these figures it’s not surprising it was the largest sporting event… Read more »