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The mission of Special Olympics is to provide 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.


Special Olympics is an unprecedented global movement which, through quality sports training and competition, improves the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and, in turn, the lives of everyone they touch.

  • Special Olympics empowers people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential and develop their skills through year-round sports training and competition.

  • As a result, Special Olympics athletes become fulfilled and productive members of their families and the communities in which they live.

  • Special Olympics is an experience that is energizing, healthy, skillful, welcoming and joyful.


Join the Inclusion Revolution and volunteer today! We are currently recruiting for: 


  • Coaches

  • Local Program Managers

  • Event Organizers 

  • Local Fundraiser 

Special Olympics Idaho relies on volunteers across the state to serve athletes and provide opportunities in sports and training, competition, health care screening, and much more! 

Click here to get started!

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TIP-A-COP 2021

Presented by 

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Thank You Anderson Reserve and Gem County Sheriff's Department for hosting a successful Tip-A-Cop benefitting Special Olympics Idaho!

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Congratulations to the winner of the 

2021 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4X4 double cab long-bed!

Value: $37,517.00 Model: 7570A 


James P. of Boise Idaho

Winners of the Cash Prizes, Vacation Packages, and over 150 other prizes will be contacted next week. 

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets in support of Special Olympics Idaho Athletes!

Net proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Idaho - Winner need not be present to win - Must be 18 years or older to purchase tickets.


Special Olympics Idaho would like to thank the sponsors of our 50th Anniversary Night of Champions gala.  We had an incredible time celebrating with our Presenting Sponsor, Timber and Love. Learning more about Luke & Miranda Caldwell's journey was inspirational. And meeting their children was a real treat! Thank you for sharing your family with us and supporting inclusion and diversity in such a personal and selfless way.

Thank you to the Nampa Civic Center for hosting our event and making us feel at home. 


Congratulations to the Winners of the LETR Gun Raffle! 

Theresa M., Star ID - Austrian Made Glock 19x

David B., Eagle ID - CZ 620 Field 20/28 Select 

John P., Meridian ID - AR15 S&W M&P 15 Sport II

Thank you Boise Black Rifle for your donations and continual support of Special Olympics Idaho! 

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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics. The two primary goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are to raise funds and create awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities.


The state of Idaho is growing at a record pace, and so is our need to provide quality programming to our Special Olympics athletes. Law enforcement across the Gem State is answering the call, with over 130 Idaho law enforcement agencies doing their part to raise money and awareness for our athletes. Law enforcement is a critical piece of our mission and we can’t think of a better partner.


You will see local officers and deputies at competitions awarding medals to our athletes, raising money at Tip-A-Cop© events at local restaurants, hosting golf tournaments and dozens of other special events throughout the state, all in the name of our Special Olympics athletes.

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Special Olympics Idaho

We're working remote. Our current mailing address is: 

Special Olympics Idaho

PO Box 541

New Plymouth, ID 83655

Phone: 208-353-3844 

Fax: 866-457-8578

Staff and Board

Chief Executive Officer 

Kristi Kraft  |  kristi@idso.org

Chief Operating Officer

Opey Peñaloga  |  opey@idso.org


Chief Finance Officer

Allison Hevner  |  allison@idso.org


Vice President of Sports & Training

Micah McMurry  |  micah@idso.org

​Board Chair

Mark McCorkle  |  board@idso.org 


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