Special Olympics

Special Olympics of Williams County is administered by Easy Living, LLC, which is accredited by Special Olympics Ohio. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

Currently, the Williams County Special Olympics athletes have the opportunity to participate in bowling, basketball and track and field.

If you are interested in participating in Special Olympics or if you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Deborah J. Stanforth, Phd, Director of Residential Services, Easy Living, LLC, 204 Perry St., Defiance, OH 43512


Empowering Through The Special Olympics

The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.

Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life.

The Special Olympics also inspires people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.