MISSION, Kan. – Special Olympics Kansas will be hosting a state-wide program conference in Salina, Kansas with the help of ResCare Kansas Inc. ResCare Kansas Inc. has signed on as the first sponsor of the conference which will be held October 16-18th and includes many helpful sessions for volunteer leaders, coaches and families within Special Olympics Kansas.

The goal of the Leadership and Health Conference is to help others gain knowledge to become better leaders and advocates for more than 4,200 Special Olympics Kansas athletes.

“Without our amazing partnership with ResCare Kansas Inc., we wouldn’t be able to provide such a well-rounded conference to those within the Special Olympics Kansas community,” said John Lair, Special Olympics Kansas President, and CEO.

ResCare Kansas Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive home and community-based health services to complex populations in need of specialized care.

“We’re thankful for the opportunity to partner with such a great organization and look forward to helping bring this important conference to Salina. The work done by the volunteers and families in Special Olympics Kansas is so valuable and we’re proud to be able to support them,” said Tom Keil, Executive Director of ResCare Kansas West.

The conference is scheduled to take place at Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center in Salina, Kansas. For a full schedule of events and additional information on how to become a sponsor, visit