Summer State Games were held in Newberg, Oregon July 13th and 14th and what a great weekend it was! Nearly 1,600 atheltes competed in track & field, golf, bocce, and softball. Although not everyone can win the gold, the consensus is that everyone had a great time trying!
We also had over 1,300 volunteers helping us with the heavy lifting, hydrating, cheering, and even a little dancing.
A huge THANK YOU to all who supported this event and other Special Olympics Oregon events throughout the year. To date, we have raised over $6,000 through Global Giving. Your support means so much to our many athletes that practice year round.
Our Games Are Always! What does this mean? It means our athletes are practicing, learning new skills, and competing with friends every day, every month, every year. Your donations through Share the Torch help make this possible for our participants.
Summer State Games are right around the corner (July 13-14) and we need your help to make this happen! More than 1,500 athletes, dozens of local businesses and 1,000 plus coaches and volunteers put in more than 5,000 hours to make these games happen in Newberg, Oregon. Your donation will ensure that our athletes can compete and have the time of their life with track & field, softball, bocce, and golf.
Please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to get up to date information as the games approach. We hope to see you there!
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!
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:
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!
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