Benton County

Welcome to the Benton County Local Program page.

Contact Us

Email:  |  Phone: 503.467.7513

Mail to: PO Box 125, Corvallis, OR 97339


Become an Athlete

Athlete Application for Participation / Medical Form - You must have a valid Athlete Medical form on file before participating in any Special Olympics Oregon events, practices or competitions. A new medical form must be completed every three years.

During times of COVID-19 - Please make sure that you complete your Medical Form and the COVID-19 Waiver and send back to your Local Program.  These documents will be valid for three years.

Sports Schedule

Online sign-ups for the Winter 2023 season are now closed.  To inquire about signing up late please contact Kathy Hinz at:

We are planning to offer the following sport opportunities (it will be dependent on practice facility availability, volunteers and athlete participation numbers):

  • Basketball
    • Practices are on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays (depending on the team you are on)
    • Time for practice: 6:00pm - 7:15pm or 7:15pm - 8:30pm
    • Practices begin: The week of January 16th
    • Practice location: Leticia Carson (Wilson School)
    • Competition date for skills and traditional teams: March 18th, in Turner, OR
    • Competition date for unified teams: March 12th, in Turner, OR
  • Power Lifting 
    • Practices are Mondays and Thursdays
    • Time for practice:  4:15 - 5:30
    • Practices begin: 2/20/2023
    • Practice location: National Guard Armory on Kings Blvd
    • Competition date: 4/16
  • Snowshoeing
    • Practices are Sundays
    • Time for practice:  3pm
    • Practices begin: 1/22/2023
    • Practice location: Bald Hill, access next to the fairgrounds parking.
    • Competition date: There is no competition.  The team will take a field trip to the mountains at the end of the season.

Local program medical packet deadline for winter season:  1/8/2023

    • Updated medical form
    • Covid Waiver
    • All athletes need the following:
  • If you updated your forms since returning from the pandemic you are current.
  • If you will miss the medical packet deadline please contact Kathy Hinz at


Local Program Events

    • We are currently participating in our Winter Season. Have a great time!
    • The on-line sign-ups for Winter season were be open from 12/10-12/20.

Your Local Program Team 

Mike Weaver - Local Program Co-Coordinator, Volunteer Co-Coordinator |

Kathy Hinz - Local Program Co-Coordinator, Medicals Manager, Volunteer Co-Coordinator |

Teri Wilkinson - Finance Manager, Fundraising Manager |

Mandy Dyer - Sports Manager, Equipment Manager


Class A Volunteer

All volunteers who have close contact with athletes or who handle the financial assets of Special Olympics Oregon must complete a Class A volunteer application. This includes coaches, chaperones, Unified Partners and Local Program Management members. Volunteers need to complete the Class A Volunteer process which includes an online application, background check and online trainings.

Click on the link below to complete the application process and trainings.  The system will automatically guide you through the appropriate modules for adults and minors.