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Special Olympics Northern California hosted a multi-state West Coast Health Messenger Conference during July 2023 in Oakland. Athletes and mentors from Special Olympics NorCal, Special Olympics Southern California, Special Olympics Nevada, Special Olympics Alaska and Special Olympics Idaho gathered for a weekend of training and fun activities. Classes included health disparities and communication, fitness, nutrition, gameday mindsets and self-advocacy. Athletes and mentors also enjoyed social activities
Congratulations to all of the athletes who participated in the 2023 Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games from June 23-25 at Santa Clara University! The annual Summer Games is our largest local championship event and features three days of fun for athletes and the community. Highlights from Summer Games included: 600+ athletes competing from 31 counties. View Results 200+ coaches and hundreds of volunteers from
The Special Olympics Northern California Healthy Athletes Program provided more than 735 screenings to athletes and members of the community at the 2023 Summer Games in Santa Clara. Healthy Athletes provides free screenings and resources to athletes in a variety of different disciplines, including: Opening Eyes, Fit Feet, Special Smiles, FUNfitness, Medfest, Healthy Hearing, Strong Minds and Health Promotion. Volunteer healthcare professionals and students gain
Special Olympics Northern California and full- service advertising agency Barrett Hofherr are launching a new awareness campaign demonstrating how Special Olympics brings people together in ways that erase lines of division and isolation. The “Do Something Special” campaign will launch on June 23, in conjunction with the organization’s annual flagship event, the 2023 Summer Games in Santa Clara. “Special Olympics NorCal reaches far beyond athletics.
Hundreds of community members, business leaders, professional athletes and Special Olympics athletes and coaches gathered for a fun night at the 2023 Bocce Bash fundraiser on Wednesday, May 10. The Bocce Bash was hosted at Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos and featured a competitive bocce tournament, food and drinks, a silent auction, wine pull, raffle and more. Special guests included San Francisco 49ers tight
Special Olympics Northern California hosted a free Health Fair for people with intellectual disabilities at Samuel Merritt University in April 2023. Hundreds of healthcare professionals and students volunteered to provide free screenings for people with ID and their families. More than 80 participants received 270+ screenings in different health areas: Opening Eyes, Fit Feet, Special Smiles, FUNfitness, Health Promotion and Strong Minds. The Special Olympics
Special Olympics Northern California Athlete Leaders and staff joined delegates from Special Olympics Southern California for three days of activations at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Athlete Leaders, who are Special Olympics athletes trained as ambassadors, joined staff members in meetings with senators and assemblymembers to share the impacts of our programs and thank the State for their support. The State of California included funding for