Santa Clara University

June 23–25

The annual Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games is our largest local competition and features thousands of athletes and coaches coming together in the spirit of inclusion. Summer Games welcomes athletes from dozens of counties to compete in swimming, track and field, bocce and tennis. 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. View photos from the 2022 Summer Games.



Summer Games Weekend will Include:

Bryant YoungFriday, June 23

Opening Ceremony  |  7 p.m.  |  Stevens Stadium, Santa Clara University

Parade of Athletes, festivities, special guest speakers and entertainment, and the culmination of the region-wide Law Enforcement Torch Run that leads into Summer Games every year. Everyone is welcome to attend and bleacher seating is free! 

  • This year’s Opening Ceremony will be highlighted by Pro Football Hall of Famer and 49ers great Bryant Young as our keynote speaker and a live show by Las Vegas’ hottest headliner, Frankie Moreno, joined by Lacey Schwimmer of Dancing With The Stars, who will wow the audience with a genre-blurring musical and dance performance.


Saturday & Sunday, June 24–25

Athlete Competitions & Awards: Bocce, swimming, tennis, track & field

  • Competition schedules will be determined closer to Summer Games
  • Bocce, swimming and tennis located at Santa Clara University. Track & field located at Santa Clara High School

Young Athletes Fair (Saturday): Free activities for children ages 2–9

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

Olympic Village: Free activities to enjoy between competitions. 

Athlete Dance (Saturday - athletes & coaches only!)


For more information or any questions, please contact

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors


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Summer Games sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Vanessa at 


2022 Summer Games Highlight Video

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