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Stay tuned, 2018 date coming soon!

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.

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's event is free to the first 500 registered participants and all will receive a free T-shirt, and lunch will be provided.

Youth Games is a partnership between Special Olympics Oregon and Nike to offer positive sports experiences and grow youth sports participation with 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 6 to 18 years of age with intellectual disabilities.

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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.

Online registration for Youth Games will open following the announcment of 2018 date!

Online registration for Youth Games will open following the announcement of the 2018 date.

"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 - 1.877.307.7070

» Down Syndrome Network Oregon

» Healthy Lifestyle Coaching for All Ages & Stages

» Therapy Solutions for Kids

» The Swindells Center

» Gul Reazee Grotto

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

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