Special Olympics Oregon

The mission of Special Olympics Oregon is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
May 26, 2015

How your donations help our participants

With the summer season approaching, Special Olympics Oregon participants are gearing up for many Summer Regional competitions. However, for many individuals, Special Olympics is about much more than competition.

Intellectual disability represents the largest disability population in Oregon and touches one in five Oregon families. Special Olympics Oregon currently serves 12,000 individuals each year, providing resources for health and wellness, creating life-long opportunities, and promoting respect and inclusion in our communities. For many it means that without Special Olympics their lives would be dramatically different.

This great KMTR news story about Special Olympics Oregon's Golf Team in Eugene is a great example of how Special Olympcis Oregon changes lives.

May 26, 2015

How your donations help our participants

With the summer season approaching, Special Olympics Oregon participants are gearing up for many Summer Regional competitions. However, for many individuals, Special Olympics is about much more than competition.

Intellectual disability represents the largest disability population in Oregon and touches one in five Oregon families. Special Olympics Oregon currently serves 12,000 individuals each year, providing resources for health and wellness, creating life-long opportunities, and promoting respect and inclusion in our communities. For many it means that without Special Olympics their lives would be dramatically different.

This great KMTR news story about Special Olympics Oregon's Golf Team in Eugene is a great example of how Special Olympcis Oregon changes lives.

Feb 25, 2015

Polar Plunge Season is Almost at an end!

The Special Olympics Oregon Polar Plunge season is almost at an end, and we are so grateful for each and every person who has signed up for the Plunge themselves or supported another brave soul. Every three plungers who each raise just $50 allows one athlete to compete in Special Olympics Oregon for an ENTIRE season. Ten seconds of being uncomfortable in the frigid waters of Oregon provides months of training to the largest disability population in the state! 

So far, plungers from all over Oregon have raised over $331,286 and we still have two more days until the Portland Plunge! The money raised from the Polar Plunge helps Special Olympics Oregon provide quality sports training and athletic competition to children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities in Oregon. Through the power of sports, our constituents gain confidence, make life-long friendships, and are given opportunities for inclusion and respect. Without Special Olympics their lives would be dramatically different.

"Why We Plunge"

Brandon is an athlete and a plunger with Special Olympics in Bend, Oregon. Watch the video and you'll agree-- it's people like Brandon that make it all worth it.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO >>

There is still plenty of time to sign up for the Portland Plunge or simply make a donation- every dollar makes a difference!

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