Avoiding Distraction on the Golf Course

If you ever watch a professional golfer closely, it becomes apparent how mentally focused they are. Just by looking at their eyes, you can tell that they are zeroed in on the ultimate goal: getting the ball into the hole. This laser focus is easier said than done. Even professionals have mental lapses where they… Read more »

Soccer: Dynamic Warm-Up

Soccer is a sport that requires endurance, strength, agility, and finesse. While your whole body is involved while playing the game, your lower body and core are used the most. Therefore, it is important to warm up those muscles before a practice or game to help prevent injury and maximize performance. Quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves are… Read more »

From Athlete to Coach

Mary Lafountain is an athlete with the Special Olympics Vermont Addison County program and has been competing for more than twenty years.  She plays many sports but is primarily a long distance runner. When we sat down to talk with Mary she had just completed the Maple Run in Middlebury where she ran 6 miles… Read more »

Bennington Goes to Nationals

The 2016 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament will take place August 18-21 in Roanoke, Virginia. A Unified team comprised of Special Olympics Athletes and Unified partners from Bennington, VT is one of just 32 teams from around the country selected to compete. This team recently won a gold medal at the Special Olympics… Read more »

Nominate your teammate!

Special Olympics Vermont annual awards recognize individuals and groups within our movement that have gone above and beyond to contribute to the overall mission of the organization. Nominate your coach or teammate today!

2015 Annual Report

Each year, Special Olympics Vermont publishes an Annual Report to acknowledge our amazing supporters, publish our financial information, and highlight accomplishments from the previous year. In order to reach more people and reduce printing costs and waste, the 2015 Annual Report is available exclusively online. Click here to visit the 2015 Annual Report. 

Athlete Experience at the 2016 Summer Games

My name is Kate Bove, and I am a 27-year-old Chittenden athlete.  I have been competing in Special Olympics Vermont for many years.  The sports I have participated in are track and field, swimming, basketball, downhill and cross country skiing, and most recently, bocce.  In 2003 I was chosen to compete in the World Summer… Read more »

Athlete Profile – Matthew Lefleur

Mathew Lefleur is an athlete with the Franklin County Maple Leafs program where he and his twin brother train and compete in softball, basketball, and soccer. He’s been an SOVT athletes since 2013 as well as a Global Messenger. Matthew reports that being involved with Special Olympics impacts his life by “giving me opportunities to… Read more »