Special Olympics Oregon: 12 FOR 12 IN 2013

by Special Olympics Oregon

We are geared up for Fall Regional Games and ready to have a good time....are you? Click the link below to see if there's a competition in your neighborhood! Cheerleaders of all kinds are welcome :)

Winter Games are also right around the corner and we need your help to make sure every athlete can compete! Your donation of $12 a month for 12 months will help us provide training for life for 1 athlete! Can you help us make a world of difference in the life of one athlete? Click the give now button below to sponsor an athlete!

And as always, thank you so much for your continued support of Special Olympics Oregon. We couldn't do what we do without YOU!


Nearly 1,600 participants and over 1,300 volunteers and coaches invaded Newberg, Oregon in mid-July for Summer State Games 2013! The athletes competed in track & field, bocce, golf, and softball.

Each athlete has their own story of the strength and courage it took them to get there, but we’d like to tell you about one particularly inspiring relay team from Josephine County, THE PANTHERS! Last year The Panthers relay team consisting of Joe, Troy, Kris, and Barry ran their pants off, or to be more accurate, ran their shoes off! The race was neck and neck when relay anchor Barry, flew out of the exchange area pulling ahead of the other team. Just when it looked like The Panthers were going to win the race Barry, who was running so fast, blew out of his shoe and fell to the pavement losing a heartbreaker of a race. This year, after placing 1st in Regionals, The Panthers were ready to prove they have what it takes to win this year. They practiced hard and won the gold medal in their division! A big congratulations to The Panthers and all athletes that competed at Summer State Games 2013!!!

Stories like this wouldn't be possible without donors like you. Thank you for your continued support of Special Olympics Oregon.  

We have raised just over $1,300 through Global Giving for our 12 for 12 campaign! Can you help us reach our goal of $2,000 by June 1st? 

We just need 5 people to commit to donating $12 a month for 12 months in order to reach that goal. Also, by donating just $12 a month you'll be paying for an athlete to participate in Special Olympics Oregon and get Training for Life. Training for life means that athletes are making new friends, learning new skills, and competing every day, every month, every year.

Please help us reach our goal by clicking the link below. THANKS

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.

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.



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Special Olympics Oregon

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.soor.org
Project Leader:
Arthur Steinhorn
Project Leader
Portland, OR United States

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