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  • 2019 Polar Plunge Registration is OPEN!

    The Polar Plunge is back! Are you daring enough to take the plunge? Click the banner to register for any of the five plunges statewide!

  • We've Moved!

    Special Olympics Oregon has relcoated to our new donated office space. Please update your records with our new address: 419 NE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97232

  • 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics

    Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. This year, Special Olympics celebrates 50 years of fighting for inclusion and revolutionizing the world!

  • Serving over 14,000 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.

  • CEO Introduction

    Please join us in welcoming our new CEO, Britt Carlson Oase! Click here to learn more about her background and excitment to join Special Olympics Oregon.

  • 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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Local Program Spotlight - Marion County

“Our focus has always been and will continue to be having fun,” said Mike Patterson, one of Special Olympics Oregon - Marion County’s superstar coaches.

A few years ago, there were no teams designated for athletes under the age of 18 in Marion County; the ten or so children involved in Special Olympics Oregon - Marion County were spread amongst the adult teams from around the county. Since he became involved, Patterson has expanded the youth program to serve around 40 athletes on a variety of youth-only teams.

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Local Program Spotlight - Linn County

Melissa Holcomb, (Pictured right, with Britt Oase, CEO on the left)  the newly-appointed Local Program Coordinator for Linn County, Oregon, has brought a new energy to her community, helping her local program flourish in the midst of uncertainty. 

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2018 July Volunteer Spotlight

Over the past ten years, Tiffany Monroe has become an increasingly important part of the success of Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) in the Springfield/Eugene area as an employee of the Springfield Police Department. Through Tiffany's leadership, the LETR movement in Springfield/Eugene has seen significant growth.

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