I have worked with special olympics for over 4 years, both on teams and as event assistants. I have volunteered at numerous basketball and swimming tournaments. Additionally I was a player/coach on a special olympics basketball team during my sophomore and junior years of high school. What really makes this organization special is the athletes them selfs. They are dedicated, friendly, funny and nice. They have an amazing natural happiness that is a joy to be around and I quickly developed very meaningful relationships with each of them. Special Olympics is an organization I plan to work worth often in the future.