Santa Clara University

June 24–26, 2022

Special Olympics Northern California is excited to host the Summer Games for the first time in-person since 2019! Summer Games is our largest local competition and features more than 1,000 athletes and coaches from 30+ counties coming together to participate in competitions, activities, social events and more.

Summer Games is a high-visibility, multi-day event which showcases the talent, determination and joy of our Special Olympics community. Along with intense competition, athletes have the opportunity to meet new friends, receive free health screenings and experience independence – often for the first time – all while being supported by family, friends and fans.


Summer Games Weekend Includes:

Friday, June 24

Opening Ceremony: Parade of Athletes, festivities, and the culmination of the region-wide Law Enforcement Torch Run that leads into Summer Games every year


Saturday & Sunday, June 25–26

Athlete Competitions:

  • Bocce, swimming, tennis and track & field
  • Times and schedule TBD

Young Athletes Program: Activities for children ages 2–9

Healthy Athletes screenings: Free non-invasive health screenings for athletes in areas such as vision, dental and more

Olympic Village

Athlete Dance: Saturday evening

Honored Guest Experience: Please contact Paula at to learn more about the Honored Guest Experience and luncheon


Volunteer Openings and more detailed information are now available. Sign up in our June calender.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available by contacting Vanessa at


Athlete and two law officers at Summer Games