All Special Olympics Northern California competitions, practices, Healthy Athletes screenings, fundraisers and activities are currently suspended through June 30, 2020. Please stay tuned for further updates and click here for a message from President & CEO David Solo.

We encourage athletes, families, and fans to be vigilant as we all work to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please click the button below for more information.

Join Our New Online Program: HEALTH & FITNESS @ HOME

We are excited to announce our new Healthy Athletes® online program: Health & Fitness @ Home. This highly-interactive program is designed to help Special Olympics athletes and supporters to stay healthy, motivated, engaged, and connected—@ home! Click the button below to learn more:

Health and Fitness at home webpage


Special Olympics Northern California enriches the lives of more than 23,925 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 14 sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The skills our athletes gain on the playing field carries over to the playing field of life.
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
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

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