Join us at your favorite Applebee's for a fun evening!

Between September 15 and September 23, 2015, Applebee's restaurants will be hosting Law Enforcement Torch Run Tip-a-Cops all over Northern California. Join Law Enforcement personnel when they come together with Special Olympics athletes for an evening of food, fun and awareness about Special Olympics. Law Enforcement personnel volunteer as celebrity waiters, delivering food and drinks with their "tips" donated to Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Northern California is proud to announce the hiring of David Solo as the new President & CEO. 

Solo joins Special Olympics after more than 21 years of indelible work to the Boys and Girls Clubs across the Pacific Region and most recently with Marin & Southern Sonoma Counties. 

He will oversee Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada, which serves over 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Click here to read a Q&A with David Solo!

The World Games Flame of Hope is welcomed to California by the Governor and Lt. Governor.

In a prestigious ceremony on the steps of the State Capital and flanked by Law Enforcement personnel from around the world, Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom spoke about the significance of the Flame of Hope and Special Olympics and the honor bestowed on California to be hosting the Special Olympics World Summer Games.


The Special Olympics World Summer Games takes place in Los Angeles, July 25 through August 2, 2015.  


The hard work of our invaluable volunteers makes Special Olympics Northern California programs possible. 

They are true community leaders, helping thousands of our Special Olympics athletes achieve their goals.  The Special Olympics Northern California Volunteer of the Year Program recognizes and acknowledges those volunteers who rise above the rest and go beyond the call of duty for our Special Olympics athletes.

Sean Dmyterko is an adaptive physical education teacher for the San Mateo County Office of Education. He has been involved in the Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program as long as it has been running through the San Mateo County Office of Education. 

Over the past twenty six years that Donna Hepp has been involved with Special Olympics Northern California she has been an integral part of running a successful program in Santa Clara County. 

In 2014 as in many years prior, Donna was a head coach for basketball, bocce and bowling. Donna also has been part of the Games Management Team at Summer Games for multiple years, running Headquarters.  She not only volunteers in Santa Clara County but also Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin for their numerous events. Donna has been a Games Management Team member and Master of Ceremonies at the basketball, soccer, bowling and Spring Games events in San Jose for many years. 

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