NOTE: Youth Games will happen rain or shine! Come out and enjoy a day of fun and fitness out at the Nike Campus! PLUS, meet Misty May-Treanor, Sarah Reinertsen, Anthony Robles, Mariel Zagunis and Will Groulx!
FUN. FITNESS. FREE.
NIKE, Inc., and Special Olympics Oregon are excited to announce the return of Youth Games to the Nike World Headquarters campus on Saturday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Last year's event brought more than 500 participants and their families to the Nike Campus to get an up-close and personal walk-through of Special Olympics sporting events, local support services for people with intellectual disabilities, and the chance to interact with local and professional athletes in four Olympic sports. This year event is free to the 1st 500 registered participants and all will receive a free T-shirt, and lunch will be provided.
Youth Games is the product of a partnership between Special Olympics Oregon and Nike to grow youth participation in Special Olympics and bring eligible families in contact with the resources they need to help their children thrive. The event is free to all registrants. Sports instruction and competition is limited to youth ages 7 to 18 years of age with intellectual disabilities.
» Map and directions to Tiger Woods Center
To participate in Special Olympics, individuals must be at least 8 years old and have been identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability, a cognitive delay as determined by standardized measures, or a closely related developmental disability.
Participation in Youth Games is Step One in the introduction process to the Special Olympics programs. For Youth Games, participants can be seven years old (and younger with approval from the Youth Games Director).
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.
Register Now: Sign up today to register for this year’s Youth Games!
Online registration for Youth Games in now closed. YOU CAN STILL ATTEND THIS FABULOUS DAY. Arrive to the Tiger Woods Center on the Nike Campus between 9:00am and 9:15am to get registered. (The only sport still open is track and field). Click here for directions. See you Saturday!
"I couldn’t think of a better partner for Nike in our community programs that are designed to get kids – all kids – more physically active. We think this exciting new Special Olympics program will help us give more kids that special sense of accomplishment that comes from sports and competition.”
— Gary DeStefano, President of Global Operations, Nike, Inc.
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