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Local Program Coordinators
Jim Meckoll, LPC
Dr. Karen Neitzel, LPC
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Welcome to Special Olympics Oregon Hood River

Sports offered:

  • Winter Sports: Basketball, Power Lifting, Snow Sports
  • Summer Sports: Golf, Bocce, Athletics
  • Fall Sports: Aquatics, Bowling

Volunteer Local Program Management Team

  • Jim Meckoll and Karen Neitzel, Local Program Coordinators
  • Jim Meckoll, Sports Manager
  • Karen Neitzel, Volunteer Manager and Fundraising Manager
  • Terry Cannon, Medicals Manager 
  • Ronni Simmons, Family Coordinator
  • Yvonne Bokovoy, Finance Manager


The Local Program Management Team is always seeking management team members and coaches to make the program the best it can be. The success of the local program depends on sharing program responsibilities with a team of year-round and seasonal key volunteers.

  • Head Coaches: responsible for providing athletes with comprehensive training and preparation for local, regional and state level competitions.
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