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  • 2018 Polar Plunge

    The Polar Plunge is a wild and crazy opportunity to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by fundraising and plunging into icy Oregon waters in the height of winter.  This is Special Olympics Oregon’s most unique and daring fundraising event and we invite you to gather your friends and family to create a team and join the tradition! Register now at

  • 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. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing 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 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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2017 September Volunteer Spotlight

Deronda is one of SOOR's Local Program Coordinators in Grant County.
"I love the energy in the room as we practice together, especially during scrimmages. My favorite thing about SOOR is getting to know all the amazing athletes that I wouldn't know any other way."

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