Into The Next Decade of Sport and Inclusion

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Into The Next Decade Of Sport and Inclusion

Special Olympics Oregon entered 2020 with great momentum, setting us up for a strong year ahead. We are still warm with wonderful memories from the Fall season where over 2,000 athletes and Unified partners participated in soccer, bowling, volleyball, and aquatics. We are now in the midst of our Winter season and the Special Olympics Oregon community is preparing for statewide competitions in regional basketball and powerlifting competitions around the state. While we are not offering snow sports competitions this year, several local programs will still be training on slopes and trails in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and/or snowshoeing as well. Finally, our Unified Champion Schools programs continue to flourish as we are now in 150 schools across the state of Oregon promoting inclusive sports, leadership, respect and ensuring a positive culture for all students.

I would be remiss if I didn’t give a much-deserved shout-out to our volunteers, who are the backbone of our organization. We can’t begin to thank them enough for the love, time, energy and passion they devote to ensuring practice facilities are booked, funds are raised, transportation and meal accommodations have been made, and coaches are trained and prepared to teach and inspire the athletes.

Britt Carlson Oase | Chief Executive Officer

Special Olympics Oregon