Summer Games @ Home

Summer Games @ Home will take place from June 21 to July 2, 2021, and feature five sports plus live virtual events and social activities, Young Athletes Program, health classes, an Opening and Closing Ceremony, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, and the dance. Join us in a celebration of Special Olympics!

Athletes can prepare for Summer Games @ Home with the Spring Training @ Home virtual season through June 17.

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In-Person Activity Begins July 17, 2021

Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is excited to welcome back Athletes, Coaches and Unified Partners® to modified in-person activities beginning July 17, 2021, as we move into Phases 2 & 3 of Return to In-Person Activity. Let's Play!

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2021 Plunges

Thank you to everyone who participated in Plunge Your Way. Select in-person Plunges are scheduled for later this year.

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Special Olympics Northern California enriches the lives of more than 26,218 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Northern California through sports, education, and athlete health.

All of our programs are at no cost to the participants.

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We offer year-round training and competitions in 14 sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The skills our athletes gain on the playing field carries over to the playing field of life.
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The Schools Partnership Program is a unique education program in PreK-Transition schools. It unifies students with and without disabilities through sports, promoting acceptance and respect.
Athlete Health
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We believe that promoting regular health care to our athletes and encouraging a healthy lifestyle is vital for helping our athletes feel good about themselves.

What You Can Do

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year-round sports


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The ESPY Award Tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver

ESPY Video Tribute: Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver - ESPN Video

She wanted to be known as a hero of sports and tonight she got it!

- Tim Shriver

Chairman of Special Olympics

Thank You to Our Annual Partners

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