Athletes

Meet DJ Jackson, 2021 Athlete of the Year

DJ Jackson has been part of the organization for more than 16 years, competing in bowling, bocce, track and field, swimming, and basketball.

Jackson was nominated by several volunteers. Kim Foust, a volunteer for Special Olympics Montana in the Missoula area said, โ€œDJ’s love of Special Olympics Montana shines through his dedication to his team.โ€

To learn more about the Distinguished Service Awards or to check out the list of our 2021 winners, click the link below!

Get Involved

Sports are a powerful force. They work towards shifting the focus from disability to ability, and from isolation to involvement.

Special Olympics is the worldโ€™s largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, currently serving 5 million athletes in over 170 countries. In Montana, we are currently serving 2,000 athletes with support from over 4,000 volunteers. Special Olympics Montana has programs in 65 communities across the state offering 12 sports as well as the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP).

Special Olympics Montana also offers amazing opportunities for athletes to be involved with our mission off the court. Check out the athlete leadership tab below for more information!

Current & Upcoming Athlete Events

  • Team sports bring people together. Unified Sports brings people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playi...

  • The 2022 USA Games held June 5-12 in Orlando, Florida were full of personal bests, unforgettable moments and so much joy! The Montana delegation of 33 included athletes, Unified partners, coaches, a g...

  • We are excited to announce the return of the statewide in-person competition, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ข๐—น๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜! The official announcement took place at a press conference in the ho...

  • Athlete Brian Jackson of the Great Falls Purple Hornets is the top seller of the 2022 MTN Chevy Raffle. To sell something well, one must believe in it. Live it. Breathe it. Thereโ€™s no doubt Special Ol...