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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.
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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.

Oregon Contact Info

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5901 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97239

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+1 (503) 248-0600

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  • Feb
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    Southern Oregon Polar Plunge
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    Sat Feb 17, 2018
    08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Medford
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    Southern Oregon Polar Plunge

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    Sat Feb 17, 2018
    08:30 AM - 02:00 PM

    Polar Plunge! In Southern Oregon we are one of five plunges that happen across Oregon - Portland, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, and Southern Oregon where we raise money for our athletes together with our Law Enforcement Agencies and Sponsors. We have more than 2,300 participants in Special Olympics in Southern Oregon and more than 14,000 statewide. The Southern Oregon Polar Plunge takes place at our outdoor pool - the Jackson Aquatic Center. We have a costume contest and between 400-500 people that attend, to show their support for Special Olympics athletes!


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    Jackson Aquatic Center
    815 Summit Avenue
    Medford , OR
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    Jackson Aquatic Center Outdoor Pool
  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.
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