Sports for Special People

Sports for Special People started in 2000 by the North Dakota Athletic Trainers’ Association to assist Special Olympics North Dakota. This fundraiser is held in conjunction with National Athletic Training 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 medals. These medals have been sold in athletic training rooms throughout North Dakota. 

Gold Medal Sales have totaled over $24,000  in donations to Special Olympics North Dakota.  The NDATA would like to thank every athletic trainer who has been instrumental in making Sports for Special People a success. 


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