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.
Jan 10, 2013

Only 1 Month Left!

The 2013 Polar Plunge is off to a great start! So far 1,400 Plungers have raised over $92,000 to support Special Olympics Oregon!  

We still have a long way to go to hit our goal of $510,000.  Please help us.

Think about how much warmth can come out of so much cold! Your support changes lives of the largest disability population in the state. As a "plunger" you register to participate in one of the five plunges around the state. Maybe you join a team. Maybe not. Then you raise a minimum of $50 in pledges from friends and family (but the more you raise, the bigger your incentive prizes). Then on plunge day you run or jump into the water and get out as fast as you can. You decide how far you want to go in. It's all done for fun and to raise money for a great cause.

Please visit www.plungeoregon.com to register for the 2013 Polar Plunge or click the link below to make a donation!

Dec 10, 2012

Winter Games are around the corner!

Thank you all for your support. Due to your generous donations we have raised over $1,200 for our 12 for 12 campaign! We will continue the 12 for 12 campaign into 2013 so that even more children and adults can participate in the 2013 Winter Games!


Winter Regional Games Basketball & Powerlifting

  • Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Springfield

  • Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Turner (Basketball only)

  • Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Beaverton & Hillsboro (Basketball only)

Winter Regional Games for indoor sports are competitions held around the state in the sports of basketball and powerlifting for Special Olympics athletes in Oregon.  All participants have trained in their hometowns for several weeks prior to these competitions.

Join us at Mt. Bachelor March 8-10 for Winter State Games!

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.  All participants have trained in their hometowns and local mountains for eight or more weeks prior to these competitions.


Dec 4, 2012

Fun Filled Fall Regional Games!

THANK YOU THANK YOU! We have raised over $5,000 for our athletes through GlobalGiving and now have more than 10,000 children and adults participating around the state! Our work is never done though, 100,000 more could benefit from our year-round programs with your support!

As always, our Fall Games were a huge hit! Below are a few highlights from around the state:

  • The Washington County Spiking Tigers earned the gold medal in Division B at the recent 2012 Special Olympics Oregon Fall Regional Games volleyball tournament in Corvallis.  With a reputation for enthusiastic support of teammates and opponent alike (you could definitely hear the loudest cheers at their matches), the Tigers were also presented with the sportsmanship award.
  • Special Olympics Oregon Washington County Timbers FC teammates J. Simmons and Irene Song catch a breath and some shelter during the 2012 Special Olympics Oregon Fall Regional Games soccer tournament in Corvallis.  25 teams from Oregon and SW Washington braved the elements to compete in the all day event.
  • The Special Olympics Oregon Yamhill Wildcats Unified Sports® volleyball teammates share a moment between matches at the recent 2012 SOOR Fall Regional Games volleyball competition in Corvallis.  In their first ever tournament, the Wildcats earned the silver medal in the Unified Division.
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