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  • Breakfast with Champions

    Join hundreds of businesses and community leaders in the Portland Metro area on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, for the annual fundraising breakfast for Special Olympics Oregon. There is no charge for breakfast but a donation from each guest is greatly appreciated.

  • Charitable Tax Checkoff

    You can make a difference this tax season! Donate to Special Olympics Oregon when filing your taxes.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 February Athlete & Volunteer Spotlight

Juan Gomez-Gutierrez began his involvement with Special Olympics Oregon in the 2nd grade and it has influenced much of the person that he’s become today. Last March, Juan and his Unified basketball team made history by participating in the first-ever Unified Sports High School State Championships in partnership with OSAA (Oregon Schools Activity Association). To add to the excitement, Juan’s team took first place, making them the first team to ever receive this outstanding title!  For Juan, this experience is his biggest accomplishment.

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2018 January Volunteer Spotlight

Jeff Porter has been volunteering with Special Olympics Oregon for 14 years. Like many of our valued key volunteers, Jeff takes great pride in providing quality competition experiences for our athletes, unified partners and coaches while also ensuring that SOOR competition standards are upheld.

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2018 January Athlete Spotlight

Jimmy Boatwright is a true embodiment of what Special Olympics Oregon is all about.

"I have had the great privilege of coaching him in volleyball for two years in a row and everyday I have coached him has been a joy." - Coach Alexi Shean

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