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Meet the Super Plungers

Super Plungers across Oregon are braving the cold and taking on 24 Polar Plunges to support Special Olympic athletes! Some have done a Plunge per …

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Athlete Spotlight: The Big 5

SOOR athletes Chris Dyer, Dom Adams, Dony Knight, Jack Kain and Rachel Parsons, also known as “The Big 5,” are taking on the Virtual Super …

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Athlete Spotlight: Sabrina Jones

“Sea Turtle” by Lane County athlete and SOOR Active member, Sabrina Jones. We appreciate Sabrina for sharing her talent and her painting in celebration of …

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Partner Spotlight: Polar Plunge

It wouldn’t be a complete Polar Plunge without the Clackamas Federal Credit Union “CU in the Water” Plungers. Clackamas Federal is a true partner with Special Olympics Oregon across so many …

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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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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 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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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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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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