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.
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!

Feb 25, 2015

Polar Plunge Season is almost at an end!

The Special Olympics Oregon Polar Plunge is one of our largest fundraisers each year, and this season is almost at an end. 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, ur 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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Dec 3, 2014

Give the Gift of Opportunity this holiday season!

Give the Gift of Opportunity!
Give the Gift of Opportunity!

"I play basketball and softball and my best friends are in Special Olympics. I am so glad I can do that and show the world I can be just like them."  -Special Olympics Oregon Participant

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Countless volunteers work with children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities throughout the year to build confidence, shatter stereotypes, and provide endless opportunities for development and growth. We currently serve over 12,000 participants each year, and with your help we can reach even more!

$25 provides weely access for a Special Olympics Oregon participant to a practice venue.

$50 provides a Special Olympics Oregon participant with training equipment for an entire season.

$100 provides uniforms for one Special Olympics Oregon participant for all three Special Olympics Oregon sport seasons.

$250 provides training and equipment for an entire Special Olympics Oregon team.

$500 allows an entire Special Olympics Oregon team to compete for one season.

$1,000 allows an entire Special Olympics Oregon team to travel and compete in State Games.

Please consider supporting Special Olympics Oregon this holiday season by making your tax deductible donation today!

**This will be the last project report for the project Special Olympics Oregon: 12 FOR 12 IN 2013. This project will be deactivated as it has expired. 

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