SUMMER GAMES Santa Clara University June 23–25

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.

Re-Watch the Summer Games 2023 Opening Ceremony

Special Olympics Northern California: 2023 Summer Games

Summer Games Weekend Included:

Friday, June 23

Opening Ceremony  |  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.

This year’s Opening Ceremony was highlighted by Pro Football Hall of Famer and 49ers great Bryant Young as our keynote speaker and a live show by Las Vegas’ hottest headliner, Frankie Moreno, joined by Lacey Schwimmer of Dancing With The Stars, who will got the audience on their feet with a genre-blurring musical and dance performance. The Opening Ceremony was co-emceed by Kyla Grogan from KRON4 and Special Olympics Athlete Leader Kim.

Saturday & Sunday, June 24–25

Athlete Competitions & Awards: Bocce, swimming, tennis, track & field

Check back soon for all results!

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! )


To view results for your sport, please click here and select your sport tab at the bottom.

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