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.
Sep 18, 2012

Thank You!

On July 14th & 15th Special Olympics Oregon held Summer State Games in Newberg. The Summer State Games are the state championship competitions in the sports of athletics (track & field), bocce, golf, and softball for Special Olympics athletes in Oregon.  All participants have trained in their hometowns for eight weeks prior to the Summer Games and have qualified to compete at the Summer Games at a regional level competition.

Thanks to many generous donations and sponsors, there were over 1,500 participants at this years Summer State Games!

Sep 7, 2012

Special Olympics Oregon: 12 FOR 12 IN 2012

We are well on our way to reach our goal, but need you help to get us there! Jeff, a Police Officer who volunteers for Special Olympics Oregon said, "The athletes do more for me than I do for the athletes". Please help Jeff and our many other volunteers reach the thousands of people with intelectual disabilities by donating $12 a month for 12 months. This will allow individuals participating in Special Olympics Oregon to compete for a whole sports season!

Go to http://www.soor.org/Sub-Page.aspx?Name=12-FOR-12-IN-2012&PID=134 and click on any of the videos to learn more about the athletes, families, and volunteers and how $12 a month provides "Training for Life." 

Special Olympics Oregon offers training and competition opportunities in 14 different Olympic-style sports. There are three sports seasons throughout the year, with statewide competitions and training in winter, summer and fall. Your $12 for 12 months donation will help athletes around the state participate in all of these fun-filled events!

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Aug 8, 2012

2012 Polar Plunge

The 2012 Plunge: A Huge Success!

More than 3,150 people plunged in Portland, Corvallis, Eugene, Medford and Bend. That's up from last year.

Together we raised over $460,000 in pledges, just about equal with last year's record-setting amount. An amazing achievement when compared with so many non-profits seeing a drop in donations.

Our Super Plunge" team of fourteen volunteers stepped up and plunged once an hour for 24 hours, raising over $50,000! (talk about crazy in a good way).

Making A Huge Difference In The Lives Of Our Athletes

The numbers and the personal challenges are a lot of fun. But most important, your involvement in the plunge is making it possible for Special Olympics Oregon to provide more events for our athletes, including the State Games.

Get ready for the 2013 Plunge!

Even though it's warm outside it's not too early to start planning for the 2013 Polar Plunge! You can register online at http://plungeoregon.com/register.html. Start recruiting teammates and your fundraising now!

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