Special Olympics Northern California's highest-profile event is the annual Summer Games! The three-day competition event will be held from June 23-25 at Santa Clara University and will feature more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans. Summer Games includes four sports, a star-studded Opening Ceremony, Healthy Athletes, Young Athletes Fair and more. Volunteer opportunities are available!
Shop at 50+ ARCO locations in the Central Valley Area this month and support Special Olympics NorCal! Buy a “Flame of Hope” Torch Icon for $1 and your icon will be displayed at the store showing your support . All proceeds will benefit local Special Olympics athletes.
Special Olympics Northern California enriches the lives of more than 17,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Northern California through sports, education, health and leadership programs.
All of our programs are at no cost to the participants.
We offer year-round training and competitions in 11 sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The skills our athletes gain on the playing field carries over to the playing field of life.