Special Athlete

Special Athlete features a story that touches hearts and reminds us for a moment that not all victories happen at the finish line. For anyone who has ever watched athletes with disabilities the scene of stopping the action to rescue a competitor is a common one. No one is left unaffected by their innocent concern for others. The message is further lifted by the remarkable song, “Get Back Up” by TobyMac. We hope you enjoy this message of “Sportsmanship.”



You'’re rolled out at the dawning of the day
Heart racin'’ as you made your little get away,
It feels like you’ve been runnin’ all your life
But, why? Oh why?

REF: Runners on your mark. Get set. (Gun shot)

So you’ve pulled away from the love that would’ve been there,
You start believin’ that your situation’s unfair

But there’s always scars,
When you fall back far

We lose our way,
We get back up again
It’s never too late to get back up again,
One day, you’re gonna shine again,
You may be knocked down but not out forever,
Lose our way, we get back up again,

It’s never too late to get back up again,
One day, you’re gonna shine again,
You may be knocked down but not out forever,

Lose our way, we get back up again,
So get up, get up
You’re gonna shine again
It’s never too late, to get back up again
You may be knocked down, but not out forever.

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Your Comments
Gerry from California  AUGUST 25, 2023
Love this

Hannah Coston from Greenville SC NOVEMBER 30, 2021
I love that song by Toby Mac. That song reminds us to NEVER GIVE UP! It reminds us to keep going even when things seem to keep getting harder to do!!!!

Emir Hill from Philadelphia Pennsylvania OCTOBER 17, 2021
i love the kids in this video

Ted from Love state of mind MAY 25, 2021
Always help ur fellow man pass it on

Vimala from Trinidad NOVEMBER 13, 2020
I think this is the greatest ad I have ever seen! Simply amazing.

Jim Florentine from Brooklyn, NY AUGUST 25, 2020
It is very inspirational to see special people with different abilities helping each other get back up again

Heather from Maine AUGUST 7, 2020
Video is so beautiful and so sweet it brought tears to my eyes but in a good way happy tears

Savrrone Kinney from Oakley California U.S.A. 94561 APRIL 10, 2020
I remember when it first came out 5 1/2 years ago I been watching it since for a reminder to special athletes to never quit.

Jean from Rochester APRIL 2, 2020
This is how we should all live our lives helping each other and being kind to each other a wonderful example to us all from these young people marvellous lesson

wyatt from wausau OCTOBER 23, 2019
this one is really nice i wish i could see this happen at my track at my school

Anonymous JANUARY 17, 2019
I see Hope. How beautiful.

Anonymous DECEMBER 8, 2018
A great lesson for all of us!! Perhaps we can learn from those that teaches us the best. Those with absolutely no agenda's!!

Anonymous OCTOBER 12, 2018
This video made me know that people should be helpful with each other

Shaqaiq from Ballajura OCTOBER 12, 2018
This video just make me cry and it shows everything love, respect, helping .......... Love this video

Angel G JULY 1, 2018
these videos just wanna make you become a better person and it works!

Anonymous APRIL 7, 2018
Exceptionally beautiful

Kelley Kaplan from Washington north carolina MARCH 27, 2018
I love this video as i am also an adult who lives with a disability and was turned away by different people who didn't understand me but this video is very powerful thanks

Tina from Ocean Springs, MS AUGUST 28, 2017
Love, love, love! And.....so more love!!!! :)

PUG MAY 4, 2017

Aaron from texas DECEMBER 12, 2016
the race of friendship

Pepe from Meme Heaven NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Jordyn from UnKnown OCTOBER 28, 2016
This commercial seriously brought tears to my eyes it is so beautiful!

Saideep from Bangalore, India SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
This is truly inspirational! This has become the theme for a community development initiative that we have launched. Thanks for creating this wonderful video...

Joyce from Wendell NC SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
Every time I see this commercial my heart swells for love. Not in sadness for them but love that we that call ourselves normal just don"t know the half

TONI from Baltimore, MD AUGUST 29, 2016
I love this commercial. It really is the best commercial that I have ever seen and YES we can learn something from it. This includes the politicians. As people we have lost our way and the Special Athletes are teaching us how we can find it! Go Special Athletes. Love whoever has put this commercial out there. Please, please, please continue to play it FOREVER!!

Edmund from Cainta Rizal Philippines AUGUST 29, 2016
I love this tv commercial about sportsmanship. It can thaw a frozen heart.

Harriett from Columbia, SC AUGUST 19, 2016
The best! Please keep showing it! It makes me feel good all over!

Sandra from Crawfordsville, IN AUGUST 16, 2016
I just love this commercial regarding sportmanship during Special Olympics. Congratulations for a winner!

Fay from NC AUGUST 8, 2016
Speaks volumes!!

Don from Lebaonon Pa AUGUST 2, 2016
ThIs has become my favorite commercial of all time. Wish people could learn to live together and think of each other as these .

Elisa from Palm Harbor, FL JULY 29, 2016
I love this commercial. If there is an award for the best commercial, this one should get it. I live in an over 55 community and I am sad to say that I have found many older adults who have forgotten this message. They think more of themselves than of their neighbors.

Beverly from Clearwater, FL JULY 17, 2016
My Larry was in Special Olympics for many years, Gold medal in Daytona, FL for bowling, gold in Kissimme, FL for golf skills & many more.

Nelson Prince from Torrance, CA JULY 1, 2016
Love these videos! Where have our values gone. We just don't teach these anymore. Keep making these and they still inspire this old man.

Christine from Sayreville,N.J. JUNE 9, 2016
no one left behind great

Claudia from Wilhelmshaven, Germany JUNE 5, 2016
I love it

Joan and Keith from Phoenix, AZ  MAY 29, 2016
Get Backup Again, by Toby Mac sooo great, inspiration, I have a Downs AndAutism 22yr male.

Bradley from Ohio MAY 4, 2016
If the world work like these kids do it would be a lot better place! Great video!

Carlie from Wisconsin Dells APRIL 30, 2016
I love all these videos it touchscreen my heart. Thank you for having these.

Anonymous APRIL 6, 2016
What an amazing lesson that everyone should know!

Deborah from North Carolina APRIL 1, 2016
Excellent, inspirational!

Juliana from Windsor, CA. USA MARCH 27, 2016
Thank you for such a positive message! HOW you run the race IS more important than winning. I wish more people took this message to heart!

Daniela from Windermere, Fl  MARCH 26, 2016
One of the best commercials I have ever seen! So impressed with how you conveyed such an inspiring message! (Sportsmanship)

Sandra from Canada MARCH 23, 2016
Best commercial on TV!

Korbin from Home MARCH 19, 2016

nakyah from shouthphilly FEBRUARY 26, 2016
this was so nice

Virginia from 02151 FEBRUARY 23, 2016
One of the best examples of genuine sportsmanship I've ever seen!

jaleigh from columbia sc FEBRUARY 19, 2016
I loved how they are loyal to one another

donna from columbia sc FEBRUARY 19, 2016
I love the love they all showed each other

kayla from kinterbish junior highschool JANUARY 25, 2016
i love how they helped the boy

Debra from Warren mi. JANUARY 9, 2016
This makes me cry everytime I see it. Loved it.

lucas from charels boehm DECEMBER 21, 2015
so nice

Anonymous DECEMBER 13, 2015
i love this

Anonymous DECEMBER 11, 2015
All of those kids where soooo sweet

Julie from N/A NOVEMBER 15, 2015
That was so sweet of number 8 to help number 7 get up

Johanna sanchez from Going to san antonio NOVEMBER 7, 2015
y cried in this video

Fay from Moore NOVEMBER 6, 2015
love it

Anonymous OCTOBER 21, 2015
aww i love it tht is a good way to help and win

Shadajai from 117 price hill cove  SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
So Sweet

lisa from garza SEPTEMBER 13, 2015
This is such a great video! This is the type of commercial which should air during super bowl!

Greg P. from Arizona  SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
I lived with my uncle who has down syndrome and I can tell you personally they can do anything. Just give them the chance. ...they may surprise you. Love this commercial and the message behind it. God bless.

Melanie from Somewhere in California  SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
This is probably one of my favorite's commercial. It's so adorable it makes my heart melt.

NULL from NULL AUGUST 9, 2015
Just saw this on FXX channel 240 on Dish network. LOVE IT AND THE MEAING FROM IT

NULL from NULL APRIL 21, 2015
When my husband and I saw this on TV, he said, "see special needs kids can do anything."

NULL from NULL FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Does anyone know where i can find the Special Athlete commercial with the song, "Were All in This Together" from High School Musical playing in the background?

NULL from NULL JANUARY 21, 2015
I like Toby Mac singing Get Back Up in this Values spot

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