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. 

Visit your local Flyers between May 23 and June 7 and our athletes win!

Texas Roadhouse treats you to a free lunch!

On Monday, May 18th six Texas Roadhouse restaurants in Northern California will be serving free lunches between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  You heard right – a free lunch!  Your lunch includes a pulled pork sandwich, steak fries, fresh baked bread and honey cinnamon butter and choice of nonalcoholic beverage.

Find the perfect gift for Mom while supporting Special Olympics at the same time!

With Mother's Day right around the corner, stay away for the craziness of the malls and let your fingers do the shopping.  Shop online at Amazon, join Smile.Amazon and Amazon will make a donation to  Special Olympics Northern California.  
Amazon offers hundreds of gift ideas, from watches, perfume, flowers and everything in between.  You'll find the perfect gift for Mom and support Special Olympics at the same time.
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Our favorite time of year is finally here – we’re just weeks away from Bay Area Games! We’re very excited for the fourth installment of Bay Area Games, which will be held April 28 at Acalanes High School in Lafayette. Read on to see more about one of the highlights of the Schools Partnership Program!

What Is Bay Area Games?
The 2015 Bay Area Games is the fourth annual interscholastic competition created specifically for special education students-athletes and their general education peers. More than 650 students – both general and special education – will team up as athletes, partners and volunteers to participate in an invitational track & field competition known as Bay Area Games. 

Several Northern California Special Olympics athletes will get an international tour in their own golden state when they compete at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. Five Special Olympics Northern California athletes will be part of the 491-member delegation that will represent the United States at the Games, which will be held July 25-Aug. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. 


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