Hudson Special Olympics


The Hudson Special Olympics athletes thank you for your support.

Great things happen but not without YOUR help.

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UPDATE from Hudson Special Olympics (HSO)

June 18, 2020

1. The HSO 20th Anniversary Celebration has been postponed until 2021.

2. News from the State Office:

· All State and Regional competitions for 2020 have been canceled. This affects only the HSO golf season. Contact Coach Booth for updates.

· Guidelines have been created for any activity that a local chapter wants to participate in including fundraisers and gatherings that are organized as a Special Olympics event.

· ALL athletes, coaches, volunteers, Unified Partners that are participating in ANY activity will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver.

· There is a 3-phase approach to getting back into all activities after July 6th. If interested, please email request to Local Coordinator for the 12-page document.

· The State office has provided Virtual Training activities to use while not being able to gather. Email request to Local Coordinator for this information.


Welcome to Hudson Special Olympics, Hudson, OH

Hudson Special Olympics was founded in 2000 with six athletes and a very caring track coach, Josanne Hyclak (who still coaches the track team!). We now serve over 75 athletes, ages 8+, with intellectual disabilities who reside in Hudson. As an accredited Special Olympics Ohio organization, our mission is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for these children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Athletes are encouraged to participate and compete, and every athlete is recognized for their performance.

The six sports offered are bowling, team bowling, track, bocce, golf and swimming. Athletes practice here in Hudson and travel our district to compete against other Special Olympics athletes. If they qualify at these events, athletes may travel to the state tournaments and compete against athletes from all over Ohio.

Hudson Special Olympics is run entirely by dedicated and passionate volunteers and receives no tax monies or subsidies. Instead, we are supported monetarily through the donations of our community for which we are truly grateful and truly blessed.

4/12/2021 - Official Statement from Special Olympics Ohio:

Below is a link to the Special Olympics - State of Ohio web site.

It will contain all of the latest information

COVID-19 Information & Resources (