Special Olympics Northern California provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life. They have a commitment to fairness, ethics, respect, and fellowship in competition and in life.
Special Olympics was founded in the early 1060’s by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. It started as a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities at her home in Rockville, Maryland.
Special Olympics continues their work with the help of lots of volunteers throughout the year. They always welcome new volunteers.
The biggest fundraiser of the year for Special Olympics Northern California is The Polar Plunge and 5K Fun Run & Walk on February 22nd at Aquatic park in San Francisco.
Anna Oleson-Wheeler is the spokesperson for Special Olympics Norther California.