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2020 Impact Report

It may seem that 2020 has shown us how to be brave in the attempt, as virtually (excuse the pun) nothing has unfolded how we …

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Athlete Jack Kain with YPC member Marlo at the Polar Plunge 5K/10K finish line holding a white sign that reads "5k/10K run & plunge"

Athlete Spotlight: Super Plungers

Ashley Herberholz – Multnomah County   My name is Ashley Herberholz, and I am 35 years old. I have been participating in Special Olympics Oregon for 28 years. I am …

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Tiffany holding a blue LETR signs that reads welcome to Spokane

Volunteer Spotlight: Tiffany Monroe

The Special Olympics Oregon Board is excited to welcome Tiffany Monroe, a Management Analyst for the Springfield Police Department and the new Chair for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Executive Council, as …

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Dr. Ed Ray standing with 4 SOOR athletes

Hero Spotlight: Dr. Ed Ray

Written by: Britt Carlson Oase One of the first people I met with after moving to Portland to start my role as CEO of Special …

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Winter virtual games logo: Diamond shape with blue triangle pattern

Winter Virtual Games 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the recent 2020 Special Olympics Oregon Fall Virtual Games presented by Providence Health & Services. This was …

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Virtual Plunge Britt and bear

Thank you from our CEO

I want to thank you for being a part of the Special Olympics Oregon family. This year has challenged us, there’s no question about it. …

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Athlete Spotlight: Kristi Cule

Athlete Kristi Cule is an active member of our online community SOOR Active.  Her participation with Special Olympics Oregon began 36 years ago with she was …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren McGinley

The halt of in-person programming hasn’t stopped Athletes and the Young Professionals Council [YPC] from breaking a sweat through the SOOR Active community – over 1000 members strong and …

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Partner Spotlight: Raise Agent

Thank you Raise Agent – Lauren, Candice, Hannah! The global pandemic did not stop our Champions from shining across the big (and small screen) on October 14th – …

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Fall Virtual Games Competition Week

Competition Week for the 2020 Special Olympics Oregon Fall Virtual Games presented by Providence Health & Services has arrived! Nearly 400 participants have experienced the transformative power …

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