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Cottage Grove

Welcome to the Cottage Grove Local Program page.

Contact Cottage Grove

Email: | Phone: 503.248.0600

Mail:  PO Box 1182, Cottage Grove, OR  97424

Become an Athlete


You must have a valid Athlete Medical Form on file before participating in any Special Olympics Oregon events, practices or competitions.

  1. Complete and sign all four pages of the medical form.
  2. Make an appointment for a physical examination with your doctor or licensed physician.
  3. At your doctor's appointment, have your doctor fill out and sign the Physical Examination section at the bottom of page one.
  4. Return this completed form to your Local Program.
  5. We recommend making a copy of the completed medical.

A new Medical Form must be completed every three years.

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 and trainings.  The system will automatically guide you through the appropriate training modules for adults and minors.

Summer Sports Season

Bocce and Athletics season is starting soon! Practice starts on May 3rd at the Cottage Grove High School at 6pm.  Registration will be held at this time. Athletes need a current medical form completed to be eligible to play.

The summer competitions are as follows:

Bocce regional: 16 June in Springfield, Hamlin Middle School

Athletics regional: 15 June in Salem, Willamette University

State competition: July 13-14 in Corvallis, Oregon State University

Local Year-Round Sports

Winter Sports                                         Summer Sports                                       Fall Sports

(December – March)                            (April - July)                                              (August - November

Basketball                                                  Bocce Ball                                                   Bowling

Powerlifting                                              Athelitics (Track and Field)              Swimmimg

Your Local Program Team

Local Program Coordinators:  Bill Dowell & Claire Sylvain

Medicals Manager:  Holly Barh
Finance Manager:  Claire Sylvain
Volunteer Manager:  Bill Dowell
Sports/Equipment Manager:  Randy Mahan
Legacy Manager:   Becky Venice
Communications Manager:  Carmen Dowell