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Join us, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018!

Online registration for Youth Games is now open, click here to register.

*Register by June 29th to be entered in a drawing for a $75 Nike giftcard.

About Nike Youth Games


NIKE, Inc., and Special Olympics Oregon are excited to announce the return of Youth Games to the Nike World Headquarters campus later this year.

Each year more than 500 participants and their families visit the Nike Campus to get an up-close and personal walk-through of Special Olympics Oregon sporting events, local support services for people with intellectual disabilities, and the chance to interact with local and professional athletes in four Olympic-style sports.

Who can attend Youth Games?
Youth Games is for youth ages 6* to 18 with intellectual disabilities. Youth are divided into groups according to their age and sport.

*Youth younger than 6 can attend, parents just need to contact the Youth Games Director ahead of time.

How much does Youth Games cost?
Youth Games is free to the first 500 registered youth. Participants receive a free event shirt and box lunch.

Why participate in Youth Games?
This is a family friendly event where you can see your child participate in a sports clinic and get to know more about Special Olympics year¬-round sports programs and meet other families from your community.

Do I have to sign my child up for Special Olympics to attend Youth Games?
No, you only have to register either online or with this form. We will have Special Olympics staff at Youth Games to tell you more about how to register your child for future Special Olympics sports programs.

Other activities:
Parents’ Pavilion – A resource fair! Interact and connect with other supporting organizations.

Fitness Fair and Medfest – Learn about other programs that promote health and wellness. Complete your child’s Special Olympics Oregon registration process by receiving a free on-site sports physical provided through a partnership with trained healthcare professionals.

An Amazing Partnership

Special Olympics inspires greatness. Nike gets kids moving. Put the two together, and you’ve got an amazing partnership for empowering youth.  If you have a young person in your family who has an intellectual disability, we know you welcome any opportunity that leads to an active lifestyle for that child. We also know that you want that opportunity to be an enriching experience. Special Olympics Oregon Youth Games presented by Nike accomplishes that and much more. This one-day event is designed to teach your child the basics of a popular sport. At the same time, you and your child have the opportunity to sample Special Olympics’ life-changing programs--and to participate in the unique and enriching Special Olympics experience.


Online registration for Youth Games is NOW OPEN, click here to register for 2018.

"The Nike Youth Games has helped instill us with hope, loving encouragement, positivity, inspiration, and genuine joy, which as parents is comforting. And it gives our little athlete the opportunity to thrive and shine..."

-Jos Tervo (parent)


Website links

» Healthy Athletes

» Family and Community Together (FACT)

» The ARC

» Family Involvement Network

» Down Syndrome Network Oregon

» Therapy Solutions for Kids

» Providence Swindells Resource Center

» Milestone Music Therapy

» Wheel to Walk Foundation

» Autism Society of Oregon

» Disability Rights Oregon

» Washington County Sheriff’s Dept – Help Me Home (program for Wash Co.  residents only)

Disclaimer: Special Olympics does not endorse, rate, recommend, or evaluate resources, programs, providers, products or services and therefore, Special Olympics Oregon does not warrant nor guarantee the quality of the resources listed. Special Olympics Oregon believes that consumers are in the best position to evaluate and choose resources appropriate to their needs.Special Olympics Oregon makes every effort to verify all information prior to posting, but cannot guarantee that all information is accurate at all times, and consumers should confirm resource information prior to depending upon it.





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