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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.

There’s something for everyone and cost is never a barrier

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. We serve children and adults from age 8 – 108 living with intellectual disabilities in every hometown across Oregon – and cost is never a barrier as programs are free to the participants.  Check out what’s happening in your backyard.

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.

Our Local Programs and athletes are engaged in various sports with safety precautions in place that include masking, distancing, outdoor participation, and limited group size. Activities include 2022 Special Olympics USA Games training, tennis, hiking & running clubs, soccer, bocce, Esports presented by PlayStation, Unified Champion Schools programs, Unified Sports training, and SOOR Active.

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Bocce in Springfield

THANK YOU for attending yesterday’s 2024 Special Olympics Oregon Summer Regional Games Bocce competition at Hamlin MS in Springfield on Sunday, June 16, 2024. CLICK …

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