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Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

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5901 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239

+1 (503) 248-0600

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  • févr. 25 - févr. 26
    2017 Special Olympics Oregon Winter Games
    sam. févr. 25 - dim. févr. 26, 2017
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    2017 Special Olympics Oregon Winter Games

    sam. févr. 25 - dim. févr. 26, 2017

    Phenomenal athletes from around the state will hit the slopes February 25-26, 2017 at Mt. Bachelor for the annual Special Olympics Oregon Winter Games presented by Les Schwab Tire Centers. Athletes will meet at the starting line for alpine (slalom, giant slalom, downhill) and snowboarding events, along with cross country skiing and snow snowshoeing with awards being handed out by local officers as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Games Ceremonies will take place Saturday evening at Mountain View High School.

    Contact information

    • Chad Carter
      Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications
    Mt. Bachelor
    13000 SW Century Drive
    Bend, Oregon
    Mt. Bachelor will play host to our competition with events taking place throughout the mountain.
    Mountain View High School
    2755 NE 27th St
    Bend, Oregon
    Mountain View High School will be the venue for the Games Ceremonies following the first day of competition. The dinner, ceremonies and dance will take place from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the high school.
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