Our Sports

Sports are a powerful force. It can shift the focus from disability to ability, from isolation to involvement.

Special Olympics Montana offers year-round training and competition in 18 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Competition is open to anyone ages 8 and older, and programs are designed to serve all ability levels. The fundamental difference that sets Special Olympics competitions apart from those of other sports organizations is that athletes are grouped together by age, gender and equitable ability level to ensure all participants enjoy a truly competitive experience. Every athlete is recognized for his or her performance and encouraged to achieve their personal best.

State Games and Competitions

The State Summer Games have been the signature event for Special Olympics Montana since the program’s inception in 1970. The State Summer Games feature more than 1,000 athletes who will compete in 11 Olympic-type sports. Read More

  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Bocce
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Kayaking
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon

The State Basketball Tournament is held each fall and showcases the talents of almost 800 athletes from over 70 Montana teams. Read More

The Bowling Championships are regional competitions offered in the fall. Read More

The Area Winter Games are held each winter and feature 4 Olympic-type winter sports. Big Sky, Charles Russell, and Five Valleys currently offer Area Winter Games. Beginning in 2018, SOMT will not be conduct the State Winter Games at the Whitefish Mountain Resort. 

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing

Upcoming Events

  • Tri-County Area MedFest

    SOMT Medfests provide free physicals for SO Athletes. Athlete Registration, Medical History and Athl...

    September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Five Valleys MedFest

    SOMT MedFests provide free physicals for athletes. Medical History, Athlete Registration and Waiver ...

    September 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Missoula Family YMCA
  • 2019 State Basketball Tournament

    See basketball page for more details.

    November 7 - November 9

Year-round Sponsors