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.
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!
Athlete Competitions & Awards: Bocce, swimming, tennis, track & field
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!)
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2022 Summer Games Highlight Video