High Desert

Welcome to the High Desert Local Program page.

Contact High Desert

Email: highdesert@soor.org  |  Phone: 541.749.6517

Mail to: PO Box 6772, Bend OR, 97708

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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, The COVID-19 Code of Conduct and the COVID-19 Waiver and send back to your Local Program.  These documents will be valid for three years.

Sports Schedule

During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, The High Desert program is currently not offering our traditional sports training and competition seasons.  We will be regularly updating this page with a schedule of events as we return to in-person activities.

If you would like more information regarding SOOR's current COVID-19 policy, please click here!

SOOR Active

Although we are currently not offering in-person events, you can stay engaged by joining our SOOR Active Facebook group.  SOOR Active an athlete-driven At Home Fitness Community focused on health and wellness resources for the Special Olympics Oregon community.  Click here to join our SOOR Active community today!

Local Program Events

More information coming soon!

Your Local Program Team

Jill Simmons - Local Program Coordinator | highdesert@soor.org

Denise Mayer - Medical Manager & Equipment Manager

Carolyn Goff & Karin Morris - Community Outreach

Tim Plumlee - Sports Manager

Brooke Riemer - Finance Manager

Angela Schmidling - Volunteer Coordinator

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.