Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
Special Olympics Northern California is proud of the sports training and competition opportunities we provide to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The impact that Special Olympics makes on our athletes goes far beyond the playing field of sports, it embraces the playing field of life. By participating in Special Olympics, our athletes gain confidence and self-esteem in their abilities which helps to make them contributing members in their communities. They are your neighbors, your friends, your classmates and your colleagues.
Our athletes participate all year long at no cost to them or their families, thanks to the generous financial support of people, organizations and companies throughout Northern California.