Let’s Play! As of July 17, 2021, Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is excited to welcome back athletes, volunteers and Unified partners to limited in-person activities.
SONC is offering softball and golf 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.
For the month of August, Safeway will be raising funds in stores to support programs and services designed to inspire and enable people living with disabilities.
The Safeway Foundation’s Boost their Ability campaign raises funds for Special Olympics Northern California, Easterseals, and Muscular Dystrophy Association through donation prompts at registers and kiosks throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. Thanks to Safeway for being a champion for inclusion!
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, which can include an optional weekly practice on Zoom.
We’re getting back in the water this summer! The Santa Cruz Plunge will be held on August 28 at Rio Del Mar State Beach in Aptos.Registration is open and there are many exciting new twists to our most popular yearly fundraiser.
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.