Here at OurUnifiedSchools.com, we routinely celebrate the fact that Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada offers sports in more than 300 K-12 public schools during the school day. It’s pretty great that more than 9,846 special education student-athletes have Special Olympics in their classroom with the support of 33,444 general education peers.
But did you know…
Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada provides athletic opportunities to 22,052 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These Special Olympics athletes train and compete all year round in what is known as the community sports program. These Special Olympics athletes practice and compete on evening and weekends with the guidance of volunteer coaches.
There is NO COST for athletes to participate. Special Olympics offers 11 sports in Northern California and eight in Nevada, and all athletes compete at no cost to them or their families. Children with intellectual disabilities can join Special Olympics starting at age eight and compete for as long as they like! Many of our Special Olympics athletes compete for the majority of their lives.
Student-athletes who participate in the Schools Partnership Program are also eligible to train and compete on evenings and weekends in Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada’s community program.
Interested in volunteering? Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada is always looking for great volunteers to serve as head coaches, assistant coaches or volunteers at competitions! See below for important volunteer links.
Northern California Info & Key Links:
Northern California sports offered: aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, floor hockey, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball | Click here for more sports information
Northern California counties active: 47 Northern California counties from the Oregon border to Monterey, Kings and Tulare counties | Click here to find your county
Nevada Info & Key Links:
Nevada sports offered: aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, soccer, softball track & field | Click here for more sports information
Nevada counties active: 10 Nevada counties including Clark County and South Lake Tahoe | Click here to find your county
Hope to see you at a practice and competition soon!