Multnomah County

Welcome to the Multnomah County Local Program page.

Contact Multnomah County

Email:  |  Voice Message Line: 503-721-4357 (we return messages as quickly as practicable)

Mail to: PO Box 14519, Portland OR, 97293


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

Winter Sports 2023

Multnomah County is pleased to offer Winter 2023 Sports! We are offering:

  • Youth & Individual Skills Basketball
  • Adult Team Basketball
  • Powerlifting

Winter Sports Schedule:

Registration for Basketball has closed. All registered athletes must have a medical form and COVID waiver on file prior to starting practice.

Youth & Individual Skills Basketball
PCC Cascade Campus Gym -- 600 N Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97217
Saturdays 10AM - 11AM, Sundays 1PM - 2PM

  • Saturday, 1/14/2023, 10AM - 11AM
  • Saturday, 1/21/2023 10AM - 11AM
  • Sunday, 1/29/2023 1PM - 2PM
  • Sunday, 2/5/2023 1PM - 2PM
  • Saturday, 2/11/2023 10AM - 11AM
  • Sunday, 2/19/2023 1PM - 2PM
  • Saturday, 2/25/2023 10AM - 11AM

Regional competition: 3/5/2023 -- University of Portland

  • Youth: 18 and under
  • Individual Skills: Athletes will practice in developmental basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, etc. Open to any age.

Adult Team Basketball
PCC Cascade Campus Gym -- 600 N Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97217
Saturdays 11AM - 1PM (Group A 11AM-12PM, Group B 12PM-1PM)
Sundays 2PM - 4PM (Group A 2PM-3PM, Group B 3PM-4PM)

  • Saturday, 1/14/2023, 11AM - 1PM
  • Saturday, 1/21/2023 11AM - 1PM
  • Sunday, 1/29/2023 2PM - 4PM
  • Sunday, 2/5/2023 2PM - 4PM
  • Saturday, 2/11/2023 11AM - 1PM
  • Sunday, 2/19/2023 2PM - 4PM
  • Saturday, 2/25/2023 11AM - 1PM

Regional Competition: 3/5/2023 -- University of Portland

Powerlifting - Schedule Change as of 1/2/2023
CrossFit Primal Energy -- 2820 SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Sundays 12:30PM - 2:30PM

  • Sunday, 2/12/2023
  • Sunday, 2/19/2023
  • Sunday, 2/26/2023
  • Sunday, 3/5/2023
  • Sunday, 3/12/2023
  • Sunday, 3/19/2023
  • Sunday, 3/26/2023
  • Sunday, 4/2/2023
  • No practice 4/9/2023 - Easter

Regional Competition: Sunday, 4/16/2023 - Location TBD


SOOR Active

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!

Volunteer With Us!

Join us in supporting our Multnomah County athletes throughout the year.

We are looking for:

  • Head Sport Coaches to lead and organize coaches, athletes and teams
  • Head Team Coaches to lead each team
  • Assistant Coaches for all sports
  • Team Helpers to help us maintain our 4:1 ratio at all times

Register to become an approved Special Olympics Volunteer here.

If you are already an approved volunteer, register here to coach this Winter Sports season.

Your Local Program Team

Shannon McAlister - Local Program Coordinator |

Liz Swenson - Finance Manager |

Deb Brusie - Volunteer Manager |

Heather Loughridge - Sports Manager |

Erika Nelson - 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.