Northern California

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. Help us reach one more person who wants to participate.  
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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.

Northern California Contact Info

3480 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 340
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

+1 (925) 944-8801

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Upcoming Events

  • mars
    30
    Silicon Valley Bocce Bash
    jeu. mars 30, 2017
    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Los Gatos
    California

    Silicon Valley Bocce Bash

    jeu. mars 30, 2017
    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Join the Silicon Valley business community and Special Olympics Northern California for the third annual Silicon Valley Bocce Bash, a night of food, fun and competitive bocce at Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos.


    Related Link(s):http://www.sonc.org

    Venue(s)
    Campo di Bocce
    565 University Ave.
    Los Gatos, California
  • avr.
    10
    Giannis Italian Bistro Tip-a-Cop
    lun. avr. 10, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    San Ramon
    California

    Giannis Italian Bistro Tip-a-Cop

    lun. avr. 10, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Join the San Ramon Police Department when they come together with Special Olympics athletes for an evening of food, fun and awareness. Law Enforcement personnel volunteer as celebrity waiters, delivering food and drinks with their "tips" donated to Special Olympics. This event raises money to provide local Special Olympics athletes with FREE year round sports training and competition opportunities in 12 different sports.


    Venue(s)
    Giannis Italian Bistro
    2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd
    San Ramon, California
  • avr.
    15
    9th Annual Texas Hold'em Tournament
    sam. avr. 15, 2017
    04:30 PM - 09:00 PM
    Pleasant Hill
    California

    9th Annual Texas Hold'em Tournament

    sam. avr. 15, 2017
    04:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    Join us for 9th Annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament hosted by the Pleasant Hill Police Officer's Association. Your registration includes: Professional dealers at every table provided by Blue Dog Events; complimentary food; and a full-service cash bar available.


    Venue(s)
    Back Forty Texas BBQ
    100 Coggins Drive
    Pleasant Hill, California
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  • avr.
    21
    Police in Pursuit
    ven. avr. 21, 2017
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Watsonville
    California

    Police in Pursuit

    ven. avr. 21, 2017
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Feel the need for speed?  Then you'll want to check out this event.  Open to all sworn-in law enforcement personnel, you'll put the pedal to the medal in a 12-lap race against other law enforcement personnel.


    Related Link(s):http://www.sonc.org

    Venue(s)
    Ocean Speedway
    2601 E Lake Avenue
    Watsonville, California
  • avr.
    22
    7th Annual All-Star Lip Sync Show
    sam. avr. 22, 2017
    05:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Oakland
    California

    7th Annual All-Star Lip Sync Show

    sam. avr. 22, 2017
    05:30 PM - 11:00 PM

    Come enjoy a Lip Sync Battle, "Singing with the Stars," presented by the Oakland Police Department. You'll see an amazing array of talent who will be impersonating top singing sensations. Rumor has it that "Shakira" and the "Bee Gees" are scheduled to perform!  Pre-event festivities include hearty appetizers, a no host bar and raffle with exciting prizes. Then grab your seat and get ready for a fun evening of great entertainment.  After the show, dance the night away with your favorite "celebrities."   All proceeds benefit Special Olympics.


    Venue(s)
    Ascension Greek Orthodox Church
    4700 Lincoln Ave
    Oakland, California
  • avr.
    28
    Evening with the Stars Wine and Bocce
    ven. avr. 28, 2017
    05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
    Napa
    California

    Evening with the Stars Wine and Bocce

    ven. avr. 28, 2017
    05:30 PM - 08:30 PM

    Join us for "Evening with the Stars," a bocce and wine tasting event, hosted by Special Olympics Northern California and Napa County Law Enforcement Agencies.  The event is an opportunity for the community to support and fundraise for local Special Olympics programs in Napa County. Guests can register to either watch bocce and sample delicious wines and food or register to play while enjoying the great wine and appetizers.


    Venue(s)
    City of Nappa Bocce Courts
    1500 Jefferson St.
    Napa, California
  • juin
    10
    Bike the Bridges
    sam. juin 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Martinez
    California

    Bike the Bridges

    sam. juin 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Choose from a 25mi (includes the option of riding 50K at no additional fee), 100K (62mi) or Century (100mi) ride. After the ride, stick around for our BrewFest with a wide variety of craft beers to enjoy.  There will be live entertainment, vendor booths and more. This is definitely a family affair so grab your lounge chairs, sunscreen, along with your family and friends and make a day of it!


    Related Link(s):http://www.sonc.org

    Venue(s)
    Martinez Waterfront Park
    N Court St & Joe DiMaggio Dr.
    Martinez, California

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