Jump in! Registration for the 2023 Polar Plunge is now open. Make a splash for Special Olympics NorCal athletes at any of 10 Plunge locations and support our life-changing programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Submit your Nomination for the 2022 Volunteers of the Year
We rely on the support of more than 28,000 dedicated volunteers to keep our programs running every year. Tell us about how a volunteer went above and beyond in 2022! There are 10 different categories including Coach, Program Support, Health & Wellness, LETR and more.
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.
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.