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The Young Professionals Council Turns “One” and Is Expanding!

In 2019, Special Olympics Oregon established our first-ever Young Professionals Council (YPC) and in May we celebrated turning “one”. The YPC is a body of passionate young individuals dedicated to supporting and advancing the efforts of Special Olympics Oregon through community engagement opportunities, volunteering, and fundraising. You may have seen us around some of our most prominent initiatives such as the Super Plunge and Special Olympics competitions. The 2020 Super Plunge, which is the kickoff to Polar Plunge where over 30 brave people run into the Columbia River every hour for 24 hours, was managed by the YPC and raised a record-crushing $116,000 for the organization; thank you Super Plungers! We love competitions too as we are also coaches, Unified partners, volunteers and staff members. While celebrating “one” is very exciting, we are also thrilled to share that the YPC is expanding! Are you interested in being a part of the council? If so, please fill out the 2020 Young Professionals Council Member Application and send it to We look forward to receiving your application and having you join us for the most exciting year yet!