Children and adults with intellectual disabilities need Special Olympics! The State of California stopped funding Special Olympics for the 2020–2021 California Budget. Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) relies on this support to help our athletes through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
By sponsoring an athlete, you will help SONC deliver essential programming, equipment, and items such as Fall Games @ Home, Fall Sports & Fitness, Sports & Fitness Kits, printed materials, personal protective equipment (PPE), and more.
Sponsor an athlete today by participating in the Better Together Online Auction—open through October 19.
We are excited to announce the Special Olympics Northern California Virtual Fall Season: complete with sports, events, and fun activities. We want to inspire and connect our community, even as we continue social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Fall Season will offer exciting opportunities for every member of our community to get involved and share in the spirit of Special Olympics.
During Virtual Fall Sports & Fitness, Athletes, Unified Partners, and Coaches will participate in a seven-week program, similar to our in-person sports season, all from the safety of their homes. Athletes and Unified Partners that register by Thursday, September 24, will receive a free Fall Sports & Fitness Kit: Special Olympics face mask, a water bottle, a pedometer, and a cinch bag. After September 24, Athletes can register and participate, but will not receive the Fall Sports & Fitness Kit.
Fall Sports & Fitness will include three days of live online practices per week and is one of the many programs and community events offered during the Fall Season. In-person events and activities are currently suspended through December 31, 2020.