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2017 Summer State Games

July 8-9, 2017 - Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon


PORTLAND, OR, August 4, 2016 – Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) has selected Corvallis, Oregon and Oregon State University as the future hosts of its Summer State Games. This major event is the culmination of the summer season for Special Olympics participants from 30 local programs across Oregon.  The 2017 Summer State Games are slated for July 8 & 9. 

Featuring over 2,000 Special Olympics Oregon athletes, 600 coaches, and 1,400 event volunteers, the Summer State Games is SOOR’s largest annual competition, as well as one of Oregon’s most significant sports and humanitarian events.

In reaching this decision, SOOR worked closely with Oregon State University and other community partners to develop plans that will enable growth in participation, as well as ensure the best possible participant experience.
"What an exciting day!" stated SOOR CEO Margie Hunt, "SOOR is thrilled to partner with Corvallis and Oregon State on this statewide event. OSU has clearly adopted the Games and is just as committed as we are to creating an unbelievable experience for our participants and their families."
SOOR will work with facilities across the City and University, including Reser Stadium for the Games Ceremony, OSU for bocce and softball, Corvallis High School for athletics, Trysting Tree Golf Course for golf, and Philomath HS for softball to facilitate the Games. The majority of the participants will be housed at OSU.

“Oregon State University is delighted to be involved in hosting such an important event,” said OSU President Ed Ray. “It will be a great opportunity for our students and others in Beaver Nation to work with these dedicated athletes and their coaches.”

SOOR will also work closely with OSU Athletics, OSU Housing and Dining Services, Corvallis and Philomath Schools and other community service organizations to create community engagement events for participants, families, and area residents to enjoy as part of the weekend festivities.

The Games have spent the last six (6) years in Newberg, Oregon.  Newberg is credited with establishing a new standard of excellence for the Summer State Games, through active, comprehensive community support and engagement, which lead to a 64% growth in participants over the six (6) years. However, after careful consideration, SOOR concluded that relocation was necessary to allow for the continued growth of the event. Special Olympics Oregon Board of Directors President Kerry Tymchuk lauded Newberg, "SOOR will always be grateful to the citizens and leadership in Newberg, who made the community a second home for our athletes. This move is a success story and a big part of that success belongs to Newberg."

SOOR will host a kick-off event in the coming weeks to announce further details for the Games and to introduce the Games Organizing Committee.

Summer Regional Games

These events take place during the month of June. More Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Summer Regional Games are competitions held around the state in the sports of athletics (track & field), bocce, golf, and softball for Special Olympics athletes in Oregon.  All participants have trained in their hometowns for several weeks prior to these competitions.  Athletes who compete at these events have the opportunity to advance to the Summer State Games – which is state-level competition.


2016 Summer State Games Results

2016 Summer Games Calendar & Information

2015 Summer Season Results



Schedule of Events for Summer State Games: COMING SOON!

The who, what, when and where, about Summer State Games, presented by A-dec.


Summer State Games Volunteer Information

Click on this link to view and register to volunteer for the Summer State Games in Newberg! 


Coaches' Handbook:

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