Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

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

  • جمادى الأولى
    28
    Annual Crab Feed
    السبت جمادى الأولى 28, 1438
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Heyward
    California

    Annual Crab Feed

    السبت جمادى الأولى 28, 1438
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    You won't want to miss this sell-out event!  Tickets will not be sold at the door so buy them early.  Tickets are $50 and include all you can eat crab, salad, pasta, bread and dessert.  Tables reserved for parties of 8, 10 or more so tell your friends!


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

    Venue(s)
    Veteran's Memorial Building
    22737 Main St.
    Heyward, California
  • جمادى الثانية
    02
    Spread the Word to End the Word at California High School
    الأربعاء جمادى الثانية 02, 1438
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    San Ramon
    California

    Spread the Word to End the Word at California High School

    الأربعاء جمادى الثانية 02, 1438
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    California HS will have a pledge sheet set up at lunch, and "I Pledged" stickers to pass out to all those who do. Our school's leadership program will be publicizing the day in the coming weeks with posters, announcements during study hall, and a special presentation during our online Grizzly News Network video. This was started by a senior at California HS


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    California High School
    9870 Broadmoor Drive
    San Ramon, California
  • جمادى الثانية
    11
    The Point Bistro & Cantina Tip-a-Cop
    الجمعة جمادى الثانية 11, 1438
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Vacaville
    California

    The Point Bistro & Cantina Tip-a-Cop

    الجمعة جمادى الثانية 11, 1438
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Join the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections - Solano County, when they come together with Special Olympics athletes for a day of food, fun and awareness. Law Enforcement personnel will be volunteering as celebrity waiters, delivering food and drinks with their "tips" donated to Special Olympics.


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

    Venue(s)
    The Point Bistro & Cantina
    555 Main Street
    Vacaville, California
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  • جمادى الثانية
    12
    Santa Cruz Polar Plunge
    السبت جمادى الثانية 12, 1438
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Santa Cruz
    California

    Santa Cruz Polar Plunge

    السبت جمادى الثانية 12, 1438
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Feel the BRRR for Special Olympics Northern California and join us for the Santa Cruz Polar Plunge at the Beach Boardwalk.


    Venue(s)
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    400 Beach St.
    Santa Cruz, California
  • جمادى الثانية 15 - جمادى الثانية 26
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    الثلاثاء جمادى الثانية 15 - السبت جمادى الثانية 26, 1438
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    الثلاثاء جمادى الثانية 15 - السبت جمادى الثانية 26, 1438
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • جمادى الثانية
    19
    South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge
    السبت جمادى الثانية 19, 1438
    10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    Zephyr Cove
    Nevada

    South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

    السبت جمادى الثانية 19, 1438
    10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

    Feel the BRRR and take the Polar Plunge at South Lake Tahoe. The weekend's festivities include the plunge, a Tip-a-Cop, a magic show, snowshoe races and more. All to benefit Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada.


    Venue(s)
    Zephyr Cove Resort
    760 US-50
    Zephyr Cove, Nevada
  • جمادى الثانية
    20
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    الأحد جمادى الثانية 20, 1438
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    الأحد جمادى الثانية 20, 1438
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA
  • رجب
    02
    Silicon Valley Bocce Bash
    الخميس رجب 02, 1438
    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Los Gatos
    California

    Silicon Valley Bocce Bash

    الخميس رجب 02, 1438
    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
  • رجب
    24
    Police in Pursuit
    الجمعة رجب 24, 1438
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Watsonville
    California

    Police in Pursuit

    الجمعة رجب 24, 1438
    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
  • رمضان
    15
    Bike the Bridges
    السبت رمضان 15, 1438
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Martinez
    California

    Bike the Bridges

    السبت رمضان 15, 1438
    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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