Sports for Special People

Sports for Special People started in 2000 by the NDATA to assist the North Dakota Special Olympics. This fundraiser is held in conjunction with National Athletic Trainer’s Month. 

Initially, new and used sports equipment was collected for the athletes. To enable the Special Olympics to better meet their needs, the direction of the fundraiser changed to raise funds through the sale of gold medallions. These $1 medals have been sold in athletic training rooms throughout North Dakota. 

Total Gold Metal Sales from 2002-2015 has resulted in over $17,653 in donations to the North Dakota Speical Olympics from the NDATA. The NDATA Board of Directors would like to thank every athletic trainer who has helped with Sports for Special People. 


Special Thanks to the following schools and organizations who graciously help the NDATA support the North Dakota Special Olympics

American Gold Gymnastics

Fargo North High School

Fargo South High School

West Fargo High School

Discovery Middle School

North Dakota State University

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks Red River High School

Sheyenne High School

Grand Forks Central High School

Devils Lake High School

Minot High School

Davies High School

Shanley High School

University of Mary

Wahpeton High School