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  • Police on the Pantry

    Come see us on the roof! On June 1st law enforcement agencies from around the state will be stationed on the roofs of select Plaid Pantry stores for an exciting and unique fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Special Olympics Oregon.

  • Reser-Austin Golf Classic

    The Reser-Austin Golf Classic benefiting Special Olympics Oregon at Trysting Tree Golf Club will take place on Friday, July 13th. The home of Beaver Golf and conveniently located on the drive into beautiful Corvallis, Trysting Tree is a player’s friendly course that will create an exciting and fun round golf in support of Special Olympics Oregon.

  • 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics

    Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. This year, Special Olympics celebrates 50 years of fighting for inclusion and revolutionizing the world!

  • Serving over 14,000 participants each year

    Special Olympics Oregon represents the largest disability population in Oregon, providing life-changing opportunities to children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities through our year-round programs and services. Learn more about what we do and who we serve.

  • Take the Lead. Take the Pledge.

    The Respect Campaign asks people to pledge to stop using the word "retard(ed)" and other derogatory language, as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Join Special Olympics Oregon in creating a more accepting and inclusive world. Learn more about the Respect Campaign here.

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2018 May Volunteer Spotlight

Danielle Johnson and Brad Franklin got involved with Special Olympics Oregon four years ago at Tigard High School.  Danielle, a Special Education Teacher, and Brad, a former Special Education Teacher at Tigard High School, were approached by a student that wanted to start a Unified soccer team. This students’ efforts were instrumental in getting the program at Tigard started and Danielle and Brad have worked hard to continue the vision.  Now four years later, their program is busting at the seams and is having a profound impact on students, families and the community.

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2018 April Volunteer Spotlight

Susie Peters lives and breathes the mission of Special Olympics Oregon. Day in and day out, she does whatever is needed to ensure that if there is someone out there who wants to participate, they can. It is Susie’s role as a coach though in which she truly shines. Her dedication to her athletes and their experience is unwavering.

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2018 April Athlete Spotlight

Jason Cly is a team player, always willing to help out a friend in need. His words of encouragement help to maintain a positive atmosphere within his team, even when times get tough. Jason has been a Special Olympics Oregon athlete for over two decades, participating in several sports ranging from bowling to softball to unified basketball. Keep up the amazing work, Jason!

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