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SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS is an accredited program of Special Olympics, Inc. and has the sole permission to organize, conduct and promote Special Olympics within the state, to raise funds for these purposes and to use the registered Special Olympics symbol.  Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation.  Special Olympics, Inc. (SOI) is the official governing body for Special Olympics.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS, INC. is divided into 7 Regions and is headquartered at:

1133 19th Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036

1.202. 628.3630

Each U.S. state program is administered by SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTH AMERICA (SONA) which is further divided into 3 sub-regions - the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The headquarters of Special Olympics North America Region is located at:

3712 Benson Drive, Suite 102

Raleigh, NC 27609



SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS, INC. (SOKS) is headquartered in Mission, Kansas. The headquarters staff is responsible for the overall direction of the program, overseeing all aspects of the statewide programs and special events, the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run, and administering the policies and procedures outlined by SOI and the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Kansas, Inc.

The state is divided into five regions with four Regional Directors who are responsible for training, competition, and fund raising within their geographic area.  The regional offices are located in Merriam (Metro and Southeast Regions), Salina (North Central Region), Sublette (West Region), and Wichita (South Central Region).  For detailed information on each Region please click on the Region name.

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