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Volunteers flock from all corners to 2021 National Summer Games

Dianne and Blair Payne are excited to be among the 600 volunteers who will support nearly 2000 athletes and coaches to participate in the Freemasons New Zealand Special Olympics National Summer Games in Hamilton.

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Nelson basketball team set to qualify for National Summer Games

Three Special Olympics basketball from Nelson are heading to the regional tournament in Greymouth this weekend to qualify for the National Summer Games in Hamilton.

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Freemasons New Zealand put their weight behind Special Olympics athletes

The new partnership between Freemasons NZ and Special Olympics NZ will support thousands of athletes at the National Summer Games.

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Sarah Dalton guest stars on Power Rangers Dino Fury

National Games medalist Sarah Dalton guest stars on Power Rangers

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Our great day at Round the Bays 2021

25 keen athletes, staff and supporters walked 6.5km raising awareness and enjoying this great community event.

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Wellington mum raises over $1000 for Special Olympics at Round the Bays

After her son Jeremy was left socially isolated during lockdown, Megan Bray is challenging herself with the Brendan Foot Supersite (BFS) Round the Bays on the 21 February, fundraising for Special Olympics who helped Jeremy reconnect with friends and the community. “I like to tell people that my son is an Olympic athlete.” Megan says. […]

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Rosterfy Announces Partnership with Special Olympics New Zealand 2021

By Rosterfy See the original announcement on the Rosterfy website Rosterfy is excited to announce that they have been selected as the volunteer management solution for The Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games 2021.  Special Olympics New Zealand offers sports training and competition for people with an intellectual disability. With 44 grassroots clubs and […]

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Meet the 2020 Attitude Awards Nominees

On Wednesday 2nd December the 2020 Attitude Awards will be celebrating the achievements and successes of New Zealanders living with disabilities, recognising athletes, young New Zealanders who are game-changers in the community. We’re thrilled to announce the four nominees for the prestigious Special Olympics Award, which honours a passionate Special Olympics athlete whose involvement in […]

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2021 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays Affiliated Charity

We’re very excited, for the second time, to be named one of the affiliated charities for the 2021 Wellington Brendan Foot Supersite (BFS) Round the Bays. The BFS Round the Bays is an iconic event in Wellington, well-loved by the city with many benefits for its participants. With live music, spot prizes, a focus on […]

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In Memory – John Holdsworth

Tēnā koutou It is with great sadness that we tell you that our patron John Holdsworth has passed away over the weekend. Many of you may have met John and Merrill Holdsworth at any number of the Special Olympics events they have attended over the years. As patrons of Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) John […]