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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. There is still time to register for the Portland Plunge this Saturday, Feb. 25th. Sign up today!

  • 2017 Winter Games

    The 2017 Winter Games Snow Sports, presented by Les Schwab Tire Centers, take place February 25-26 at Mt. Bachelor! Click here for more details.

  • 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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February Volunteer Spotlight

Rick Hathaway has worked as a Corrections Deputy for the last 18 years and has been heavily involved with Special Olympics Oregon's (SOOR) Law Enforcement Torch Run, a grassroots movement that brings awareness to the community and fundraises throughout the year for SOOR.

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February Athlete Spotlight

Robin Cassidy from the Polk County Local Program is our February Athlete Spotlight! She has been involved with Special Olympics Oregon for eight years, competing in swimming, softball, basketball, volleyball, and track.

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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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