Special Olympics Oregon is proud to make our sports and programs available to thousands of athletes and their families at no cost. One of the primary ways we offset the expenses associated with programming and services is through engaging the community in fundraising events.

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Events Calendar

The mission never stops at Special Olympics Oregon. All across the state our athletes compete year-round, we host a multitude of fundraising events and we continuously look for ways to engage our community to promote diversity and inclusion.

Wellness Community

Special Olympics Oregon is committed to keeping our athletes active, healthy, and engaged during this time that we are unable to offer sports training. SOOR Active an athlete-driven At Home Fitness Community focused on health and wellness resources for the Special Olympics Oregon community. Our goal is to provide a virtual platform where athletes, unified partners, volunteers, and family members can stay connected and active during a time when many may be feeling especially isolated. This group is for everyone! It is a safe space, rooted in inclusion, kindness, and positivity.

Signature Events 

Photo of people running into water at on of Special Olympics Oregon's Polar Plunge events

Polar Plunge

Be bold and get cold! Take a dip in icy water, along with thousands of other individuals and organizations around the state, in support of Special Olympics Oregon.

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Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer Virtual Fun Run, Walk + Roll is not a timed event, but a feel-good fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics Oregon, in partnership with Law Enforcement Torch Run, that lets you blend your favorite fitness activity with making a difference. Ditch the virtual happy hour and instead encourage your colleagues, family, friends, neighbors and even your pets to sign up with you!

Breakfast With Champions (BWC)

Join businesses and community leaders as we celebrate our athletes and their stories at the annual fundraising breakfast for Special Olympics Oregon.

Partner Events

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Timbers & Thorns 50/50 Raffle

Help us hit the fundraising jackpot at select Timbers and Thorns games, where 25% of every in-game raffle ticket sold benefits Special Olympics Oregon.

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Plane Pull

Join forces with Oregon law enforcement officers at this annual event, where teams pull a full-sized aircraft in competition with other groups to benefit Special Olympics Oregon.

Special Olympics athletes and volunteers standing with members of the Portland Police force


Dine at local restaurants where law enforcement personnel and Special Olympics Oregon athletes will be your celebrity hosts and servers, and tips are donated to the mission.