Return to In-Person Activity 

Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is excited to welcome back Athletes, Coaches and Unified partners® to modified in-person events. Let's Play!

The health and safety of all Athletes and Volunteers is our number one priority. Athletes, Coaches and Unified partners are required to wear face masks outside during play EXCEPT when participating in rigorous activity. Face masks are REQUIRED at all times during indoor play. Read more in our updated memo.

Updated Memo 1.5.2022 | Regarding recent COVID-19 Surges

COVID-19 Resources

Next Steps:

Information for Athletes
Information for Volunteers

Winter Sports Opportunities

Basketball (January – March 2022)

New or renewal applications were due December 1, 2021, in order for athletes or coaches to participate in basketball season.

  • Training Only (No Competition)
  • Local programs may have in-house competition opportunities


SONC Walking Club (January 3 – February 27)

  • Stay in shape through the Winter!
  • Individual and team opportunities
  • Earn an award!

*Registration required


SONC/NV Virtual Fitness (January 18 – March 1)

  • 6-week season
  • Practices on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Work out with our friends from SO Nevada
  • Movie Night on Friday, March 4

Virtual Program Calendar

*Registration required


Virtual Training Library for past @Home virtual seasons and videos

Spring Sports Opportunities

(February – June 2022)

New or renewal applications will be required in order for athletes or coaches to participate in the Spring season. Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, February 28. Verify that your application is current and will not expire before June 26, 2022. You can easily Check Your Application Status to be sure.

Sports offered include:

  • Track & Field
  • Swimming
  • Bocce
  • Tennis

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