Special Olympics Tennessee is underway at Ober Gatlinburg.

Special Olympics Tennessee has helped thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities realize new dreams through sports training and competition.

Athletes with intellectual disabilities compete in winter games including skiing, snowboarding, and speed skating.

The athletes come in different shapes and sizes and ages and skill levels. They are placed in divisions with people of similar abilities.

Volunteers and coaches make sure the event is safe and fun for everyone.