The 2022 Special Olympics Fall State Games presented by Providence
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Athletes and Unified partners will compete in Individual Skills, Traditional 5v5 Soccer, Unified Sports® 5v5 Soccer, Traditional 6v6 Volleyball and Unified 6v6 Volleyball. More than 300 athletes and Unified partners and 100 coaches will be participating in this two-day event that will showcase soccer and volleyball teams from across the state on their respective fields of play and will also provide some exciting additional special events and experiences.
Please join us in wishing the best of luck to all our athletes, Unified Partners and coaches who will be competing this weekend. We hope you are all brave in the attempt.
As well as two days of competition, we will be hosting an array of special events and activities on the Saturday evening. Athletes, Unified Partners, and coaches will have dinner in the Providence Park suites while watching a SOOR & Timbers Army Unified Sports® Soccer match. After dinner we will host our Games Ceremonies at the stadium followed by a dance party at the Tiffany Center.
Coinciding with our Fall State Games, SOOR will be hosting our 4th in-person Athlete Leadership Council (ALC) Conference starting on Friday 18th until Sunday 20th November. This will be our first in-person Athlete Leadership Council meeting since October 2019.
The Athlete Leadership Council (ALC) is a made up of Special Olympics Oregon athlete leaders who are passionate, engaged and ready to make a change in the world. The Athlete Leadership Council was created to give our athletes a platform to express ideas, concerns and recommendations from their peers to help improve the quality of Special Olympics Oregon’s programs and services.
Starting on Friday, November 18th athletes will arrive at Providence Park and participate in leadership activities such as writing an elevator speech, supporting staff to build job descriptions for coaches and recruitment campaigns, creating content for SOOR Active and much more. On Saturday November 19th, each ALC member will have an opportunity to have a volunteer experience and support Fall State Games in an operational role such as supporting with volunteer check-in, scorekeeping, handing out lunches, and awarding medals. Saturday evening the ALC will join our Board members and VIPs for dinner and participate in special events.
Since returning from COVID our ALC has grown from 12 Athlete Leaders to 18 Athlete Leaders, representing all areas across the state. Over the coming months we plan to grow so that we have an athlete from every county/ Local Program participate in the ALC.
- Shawn Hinz (ALC Chairman & BOD member) from Benton County
- Tomas Seeger (BOD and DEI Taskforce member) from Multnomah County
- Ashley Herberholz – Washington County
- Atheena McClaughry – Washington County
- CJ Billings – Linn County
- Colt Allen – Multnomah County
- Devon Holcomb – Linn County (New member)
- Dominic Assad – Multnomah County (New member)
- Dony Knight – Douglas County
- Jack Kain – Clatsop County (New member)
- Joey Gross – Union County (New member)
- Kortni Vaughn – Yamhill County
- Lucy Balthazaar – Multnomah County (New member)
- Mary Stevens – Jackson County (New member)
- Mason Williams – Lane County (New member)
- Misty Larson – Umatilla County
- Rachel Parson – Multnomah County (New member)
- Zach Herman – Deschutes County
Fall State Games Presented by Providence.
Sponsored by Oregon LETR, Stand Together (Portland Timbers & Portland Thorns), Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Subaru, Lithia, and Swire Coca-Cola.