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Special Olympics Oregon enriches the lives of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Oregon every day, every month and every year. The organization achieves that goal by offering training and competition in 14 Olympic-style sports over three different seasons throughout the year.

All of our programs are provided at no cost to the participants or their families.

Fall Season

Winter Season

Summer Season

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® builds on Special Olympics’ values, principles, practices, experiences and impacts to shape a generation that welcomes everyone. The Unified Champion Schools® approach incorporates Special Olympics sports, leadership and related activities that empower youth to be change agents in their communities. It's part of the Inclusion Revolution.


 

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 basketball, golf, soccer and track.

 

In addition, Special Olympics operates USA and World Games. The entire Special Olympics Movement comes together to see athletes in action and celebrate their victories over huge odds. No other organized event in the world has the social and emotional impact of the Special Olympics USA and World Games. In Oregon, athletes are selected by earning a gold medal in their sport and then being selected (through a random draw) to fill one of the limited number of quota slots for each sport.

 


 
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