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  • 2017 Summer State Games

    The Special Olympics Oregon Summer State Games are coming to Corvallis! July 8-9, 2017

  • Reser-Austin Golf Classic

    Join us for the Reser-Austin Golf Classic benefiting Special Olympics Oregon! Register now to secure your spot at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, OR on July, 7.

  • Rip City 3 on 3 Tournament

    Registration is open for the 2017 Rip City 3 on 3 outdoor basketball tournament! The event will take place July 29-30, 2017 at the Rose Quarter. Click here to register and for more info.

  • 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.

  • Serving over 13,000 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.

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June Volunteer Spotlight: Sgt. Gwen Johns of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department

Gwen Johns has been with the Newberg-Dundee Police Department for 23 years and has been involved with Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) since 1995. Gwen initially volunteered with LETR by handing out medals at sports competitions and participating in the annual torch run. Gwen was quickly hooked and deepend her involvement by joining the LETR executive council in 2011, and now acts as the Chair. Gwen has been a leader in fundraising through various LETR events, such as Tip-a-Cop, Plane Pull, and the Polar Plunge. She inspires others with her passion for Special Olympics Oregon and the committment she has to the athletes.

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May Volunteer Spotlight

Annie Simpson is an incredibly vibrant and charismatic educator, volunteer and advocate for Special Olympics Oregon. She began her involvement four years ago when she started a Unified Sports program at the school she teaches at, George Middle School. At the time, George had a self-contained life-skills program that general education students continuously asked how they could help and be a part of it. She knew Unified Sports would be the perfect fit for George because it would allow students to learn from each other and be a part of something really special, while having fun and being inclusive at the same time.

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May Participant Spotlight

Ayzha McCall is a shining youth leader for Special Olympics Oregon. She began her involvement three years ago as a sixth grader at George Middle School where she participates in their Unified Sports program. Ayzha now competes on George’s Unified basketball and Unified soccer teams as a Unified partner. Aside from sports, Ayzha is also very involved with her school's newly created Unified Leadership class which engages students with and without intellectual disabilities to work together to develop leadership and sports skills.

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