SONC Returns to In-Person Activity

Let’s Play! Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is excited to welcome back athletes, volunteers and Unified partners to limited in-person activities.

SONC is currently offering soccer and Unified Flag Football in participating counties, along with a Walking Club open to everyone in our community. With health and safety as our top priority, all participants are required to comply with the latest COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Fall Walking Club

Join our 6-week Walking Club! The Walking Club is open to all members of the Special Olympics community as an inclusive way to exercise, build friendships and have fun. Participants are challenged to track at least 90 minutes of exercise per week.

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Community Events

Silicon Valley Bocce Bash
October 21, 2021 Silicon Valley Bocce Bash
Bagging for Bucks
October 22, 2021 Save Mart, Riverbank
Dine to Donate
October 23, 2021 Mr. Taquito, Ceres, CA
Texas Roadhouse
FREE LUNCH! November 17, 2021 at participating locations

WHAT WE DO

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.

Sports
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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.
Education
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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

Become an Athlete
Become an Athlete

Train and
compete in
year-round sports

Volunteer
Volunteer

Give and
receive the
gift of joy

Events
Attend a Fundraiser

An easy and fun way to support our athletes!

 

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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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