Special Olympics Oregon
Special Olympics Oregon's mission is to provide year-round sports and athletic competitions 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 athletes and community. In Oregon, Special Olympics serves the largest disability population in the state by offering year-round sport training and competition programs with 15 Olympic-type sports at 37 Regional Competitions statewide, at no cost to our athletes or their families. In the Special Olympics program, people with intellectual disabilities enjoy the rare opportunity to be treated as people, not just as disabled. Through sport, our athletes gain self-confidence, social competency, and other enhanced skills, both physical and social. Learn more about Special Olympics Oregon.