Providence helps bring back Special Olympics Oregon Fall State Games Nov. 15 and 16 at Providence Park

October 07, 2014

Come show your support and cheer on the inspiring participants of Special Olympics Oregon as they compete in the 2014 Fall State Games held at Providence Park on Nov. 15 and 16. Over the two days of competition, nearly 600 athletes, 200 coaches and hundreds of volunteers from across the state of Oregon will have the opportunity to compete and have a true “stadium” experience at the home of the Timbers.

This year marks the return of Fall State Games after a several-year hiatus. Hundreds of participants with intellectual disabilities will show off their skills in soccer, volleyball and aquatics. You are guaranteed to leave inspired by the true sportsmanship and smiles of our dedicated athletes. “This is a great example of why we expanded our partnership with the Timbers,” said Dave Underriner, chief executive for Providence in Oregon. “Providence is redefining health care, moving away from just treating disease to helping create healthier communities. What better way to help create wellness than to host these special athletes at Providence Park?”

Providence Park will serve as Games headquarters and the venue for the two-day soccer competition. Volleyball and aquatics competitions will be held at nearby Lincoln High School and Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation facilities.

Visit www.soor.org to learn more about how to support the athletes from across Oregon, including how to volunteer. All events as a spectator and supporter are free of charge.