2022 Summer Games

 We were excited to host the Summer Games from June 24–26 at Santa Clara University! Summer Games is our largest local competition and featured athletes and coaches from 25 counties coming together to participate in competitions, activities, social events and more. 

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Team NorCal  |  2022 USA Games

We were proud to send a delegation of athletes, coaches and Unified partners to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida! The USA Games were held from June 5–12 and featured more than 5,000 athletes and coaches from across the country competing together and sharing in the joys of Special Olympics. Meet Team NorCal, view photos, check results and support their journey.


San Benito High School Receives National Honor

San Benito High School in Hollister was recognized as an ESPN Top-5 Special Olympics Unified Champion School in the country during a banner ceremony on April 29. The event celebrated San Benito's commitment to inclusion and featured a whole-school assembly, special guests and performers, student honors and Unified activities. 

Upcoming Events

Bike the Bridges
October 1, 2022, Saturday

1st Street Green Park, Benicia


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 11 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.

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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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