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  • 2017 Polar Plunge

    The Polar Plunge is coming, are you brave enough? Make a splash in your best costume or challenge family, friends or colleagues to do it with you. With five cities to choose from, sign up for the plunge nearest you today!

  • Charitable Tax Checkoff

    Donate to Special Olympics Oregon when filing your taxes. 
    Step 1: Locate box 66a on your Oregon Income Tax Form
    Step 2: Write in code “16”
    Step 3: Enter donation amount in box 66b

  • Serving over 13,000 participants each year

    Special Olympics Oregon represents the largest disability population in Oregon, providing life-changing opportunities to children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities through our year-round programs and services. Learn more about what we do and who we serve.

  • Take the Lead. Take the Pledge.

    The Respect Campaign asks people to pledge to stop using the word "retard(ed)" and other derogatory language, as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Join Special Olympics Oregon in creating a more accepting and inclusive world. Learn more about the Respect Campaign here.

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January Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Nickell

Amy Nickell began volunteering with Special Olympics Oregon when she was at Aloha High School.  Now an Adaptive PE Teacher for the Redmond School District, Amy has devoted the last three years to building Redmond High School’s Unified basketball program and assisting as one of the coaches.  Amy is currently working to start a Unified Sports program at another school in the district, Ridgeview High School.

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January Athlete Spotlight: Grace Almgren

Grace Almgren became involved with Special Olympics Oregon eight years ago as a participant at Youth Games, presented by Nike.  She has attended Youth Games every year since and also participated on a traditional basketball team with the Multnomah County Local Program two years ago.  Most recently, Grace joined Grant High School’s Unified basketball program so that she could train and compete alongside her peers.  This will be her second season playing on Grant’s Unified basketball team.

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Special Olympics Oregon participant, Atheena McClaughry, takes a stand against tobacco use.

Atheena McClaughry, Special Olympics Oregon participant, is a world champion with a message for other athletes about tobacco use.

“Is there a goal you want to achieve in Special Olympics? Do you want to go to national or world games? If so, smoking can hold you back,” she says. Click here to read more about Atheena's stand against tobacco use.

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