Each Local Program needs to determine the structure that best fits its needs, so it may provide a high-quality comprehensive Special Olympics experience for our athletes and their families.

With that being said, after much discussion with our stakeholders (athletes, families and volunteers), our recommended structure is a comprehensive Local Program that provides Special Olympics opportunities for athletes in a geographic area for their lifetime. Our Leadership model supports this transition.  An example may be Dover – there would be one LP for Dover (or greater Dover if appropriate). In addition to traditional Special Olympics activities, the Dover Special Olympics Local Program would:

This structure allows the Special Olympics Local Program to support an athlete through his/her lifetime!

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