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.
Mar 28, 2013

Plunge Success in 2013!

This year's plungers raised $464,000 for Special Olympics Oregon!

Thank you to all who donated, plunged, volunteered, and made this years plunge a BLAST! Plunges were held in Portland, Eugene, Medford, Bend and Corvallis and had nearly 3,500 people jumping into the icy cold waters! This included over 300 cops and 21 local programs made up of Special Olympics athletes. 

Without plungers and donors, this event wouldn't be possible. If you were one of the plungers, a HUGE thank you goes out to you for fundraising and braving the cold water! If you were a donor, a HUGE thank you goes out to you for supporting your friends, family, co-workers and Special Olympics Oregon!

Even though the plunge is over, we are still accepting donations for this year's plunge so please click the link below to help Special Olympics Oregon!

Feb 25, 2013


Over 140 people are helping Special Olympics Oregon athletes compete by making monthly recurring donations. These donations help sustain our programs and ensure that Our Games Are Always!

As always, we have been very busy planning compeitions all over the state. March 2nd and 3rd,  Winter Regional Games Basketball will be held in Springfield and Turner giving athletes the opportunity to show off their hoop skills.

Winter State Games will be held at Mt. Bachelor March 8-10. Winter State Games Snow Sports are held annually at Mt. Bachelor where participants from the entire state compete in one of four sports – alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.

Thank you for supporting Special Olympics Oregon and helping us sustain our programs! Please continue to give by click the link below.

Feb 20, 2013

Share the Torch SUCCESS!!!

Thanks to all of you out there we have now received over $6,000 in donations for Share the Torch!!! We couldn't have done it without you! These funds are helping provide athletes the opportunity to participate in Winter State Games in March and other games throughout the year.

Our Share the Torch campaign is still going strong. We've had a commercial run on KZTV, various radio spots with Entercom and in March, 33 billboards will go up for Special Olympics Oregon around the state. All of this will help athletes around Oregon.

Thank you and please help us Share the Torch!

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