Special Olympics Needs Your Help

Special Olympics California was not included in the 2020–2021 State of California budget proposal! More than 64,000 Californians with intellectual disabilities are at risk of losing Special Olympics California health, wellness, fitness, schools, and sports programs.

But there is still time to help!

Tell Governor Newsom and our elected officials to include Special Olympics California in the State of California Budget. Sign our Petition and support all Californians with intellectual disabilities.

Send Your Letter of Support


New! @ Home programs:

Summer Games @ Home Recap

Special Olympics Northern California hosted our Summer Games @ Home Virtual Competition. Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners competed in inclusive health, fitness, wellness, sports, and social events—while @ Home. Thousands of coaches, families, volunteers,and corporate sponsors participated as Fans In The Stands—cheering and encouraging all the participants. Revisit the exciting Summer Games @ Home Live Week Ceremonies, check your event scores, and shop exclusive merchandise!

Health & Fitness @ Home

Introducing Health & Fitness @ Home. This highly-interactive Healthy Athletes® online program is designed to help Special Olympics athletes and supporters to stay healthy, motivated, engaged, and connected—@ home!

Schools @ Home

Attention teachers & educators, check out Schools @ Home. These inclusive Unified Champion Schools® resources complement virtual lessons and keep students remaining healthy and fit.



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 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

Become an Athlete

Train and
compete in
year-round sports


Give and
receive the
gift of joy

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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