Special Olympics

See The Impact

Since 1987, the biggest and brightest voices in the recording industry have generously lent their time and talents to Special Olympics to create the A Very Special Christmas albums. The grants generated by these albums have impacted Special Olympics Programs around the world, a few of which are highlighted below.

Russia


Special Olympics Russia athletes have been able to attend competitions around the world.

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$1,675,269

Granted


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South Africa


Special Olympics South Africa trains 34,000 athletes and hosts 730 competitions each year.

California


Special Olympics California received one of the very first Christmas Record Grants in 1988.

Global Impact


Special Olympics Programs in 159 countries and territories have received Christmas Record Grants over the past 25 years.

China


Special Olympics China is now the largest Special Olympics Program in the world.

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$1,683,293

Granted


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Egypt


By 2001 Special Olympics Egypt was such a successful Program that it was a model for others.

Malawi


Malawi is a small country but it has a vibrant Special Olympics Program.

Afghanistan


Every time Special Olympics Afghanistan athletes compete abroad they return home as heroes.

Indonesia


ALPs helps Special Olympics athletes like Yofan Aditia increase their social skills.

Serbia


A 2009 Christmas Record Grant allowed Special Olympics Serbia to offer new opportunities.

Thank You, Artists!


148 internationally acclaimed recording artists have donated their time and talents to the A Very Special Christmas albums.

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Colombia


Special Olympics Colombia was given a major boost by their first Christmas Record Grant.