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On June 20-26, 2026, the brightest beacon of inclusion is coming to Minnesota

The 2026 Special Olympics USA Games will bring together 4,000 athletes, 1,500 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 75,000 fans from all 50 states. Through the power of sports and inclusion, the Special Olympics USA Games will spark a change that transforms lives, communities and the world.

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Special Olympics athletes made their voices heard by helping design the logo for the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games. The logo represents a circle of inclusion.

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In 2022, Minnesota won the bid to host the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games. Over 4000 athletes representing all 50 states will compete across the Twin Cities. Learn more about our winning bid and the impact these Games will have on Minnesota.
No matter what role you play, you’ll be a part of making history as the 2026 USA Games will be the largest humanitarian event ever held in Minnesota.
With your support, we will deliver the opportunity of a lifetime to thousands of athletes at the 2026 USA Games. Your donation will help make the world a brighter, healthier, more inclusive place for all.
Throughout the past five decades, Special Olympics Minnesota has become the leading force in the inclusion revolution, promoting inclusive social change for people with intellectual disabilities in athletic, health and school programs throughout the state.
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UnitedHealthcare is committed to helping people live healthier lives, increasing access to care and eradicating health disparities for all.

“We’re honored to be a partner for the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games and support these athletes as they pursue their greatest goals at the highest levels of competition.”

—Brian Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare
With more than 2,500 locations nationwide, passion for giving in Jersey Mike’s local communities is reflected in its mission statement “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.”

“Jersey Mike’s is proud to be part of the Special Olympics family and to witness the organization’s incredible support system for the athletes, coaches, families, and communities. Anyone who has the chance to attend the USA Games will be changed forever. The athletes’ determination and confidence are infectious. We felt deeply impacted by the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games and were committed to being a presenting sponsor for the 2026 USA Games even before the event ended.”

—Caroline Jones, Senior Vice President, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. and member of 2026 Special Olympics USA Games Board of Directors
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