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

  • mars
    01
    Spread the Word to End the Word at California High School
    mer. mars 01, 2017
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    San Ramon
    California

    Spread the Word to End the Word at California High School

    mer. mars 01, 2017
    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
  • mars
    10
    The Point Bistro & Cantina Tip-a-Cop
    ven. mars 10, 2017
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Vacaville
    California

    The Point Bistro & Cantina Tip-a-Cop

    ven. mars 10, 2017
    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
  • mars
    11
    Santa Cruz Polar Plunge
    sam. mars 11, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Santa Cruz
    California

    Santa Cruz Polar Plunge

    sam. mars 11, 2017
    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
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  • mars 14 - mars 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     

    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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  • mars
    18
    South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge
    sam. mars 18, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    Zephyr Cove
    Nevada

    South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

    sam. mars 18, 2017
    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
  • mars
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    dim. mars 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    dim. mars 19, 2017
    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
  • 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.
    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
  • 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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