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Where Sport Means More

Special Olympics Oregon uses sports training and competition to grow acceptance and inclusion of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

It’s all for the athletes.

Special Olympics Oregon brings year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with
intellectual disabilities.
Through the challenges and triumphs of real competition, we serve Oregon’s largest disability
population by celebrating their abilities. And by competing, athletes experience life-changing opportunities to improve
physical fitness, learn everyday life skills and connect more closely to their communities.

Here are three ways you can get involved:

Register for Fall Virtual Games

Volunteer with athletes- Paramedic

Coach or provide local program support

Fundraise for Special Olympics Athletes

All programs are free to the athletes

Through the power and joy of sport, we focus on and appreciate all that our athletes can do. When that happens, attention to their disabilities fades away. They become more involved in their communities. And they explore new ways to show who they really are.

Diverse, Year-Round Sports

Special Olympics Oregon athletes participate in 14 Olympic-style sports. Seasonal training and serious competition provide a proven pathway to better health, essential life skills and lifelong friendships. And our Unified Champion Schools program integrates students with and without disabilities to promote acceptance and respect through sports.

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