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  • Breakfast with Champions, Presented by Audi

    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.

  • 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 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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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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