2021 Special Olympics Oregon Summer Virtual Games
Calling all athletes, Unified partners, Coaches and family members!
Join us for Special Olympics Oregon Summer Virtual Games. Although we cannot gather in person, you can still train and compete from your living room, driveway, backyard or local park!
To join our 2021 Summer Virtual Games, please follow these 3 easy steps below:
Sign-up as an athlete, Unified Partner, or Coach before May 28th via mail, online or over the phone.
Join Us On Facebook
Like us on Facebook to connect with other athletes and participate in our Virtual Games and watch our ceremonies.
Start Your Training
Choose your sport and start training today. Go for your personal best and then submit your scores between July 12-18, 2021.
How Do The 2021 Summer Virtual Games Work?
Once you have signed up and selected your sports and events, Special Olympics Oregon will connect you with a trained coach. Your coach will ensure that you understand how to perform each event by:
Connecting with you personally throughout the season via phone calls or conference calls.
Sharing training & rule guides demonstration videos.
Connecting you with other athletes in your events.
Connecting you with online training via SOOR Active.
Support you in submitting your scoresheets.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you be awarding medals?
Commemorative medals will be awarded to all participants.
What if I don’t have all the equipment needed?
No problem. Your coach will support you in modifying equipment. For example, you can use a club or bat for golf putting.
Do I need a current medical form?
We will not be requiring a medical form for the virtual games, however we encourage you to get consent from your doctor before participating in Special Olympic events.
What if I get injured during virtual participation?
Let your coach know and they will support you to complete an incident form.
Is there an age limit to sign up as an athlete or unified partner?
An athlete or Unified Partner must be 8 years or older to participate.
Can I practice and/or compete in-person with my coach and teammates?
NO, in-person participation is not allowed.
Can I be an event volunteer?
You can find the Virtual Event Volunteer options here. You can create encouraging videos, be virtual fans in the stands, be a social media advocate, or make cheer cards.
When will I first hear from my coach?
You should hear from your coach starting the week of May 31 - June 6,2021.
What Sports Are Offered
You may compete in up to 3 of the following sports.
You can enter up to 3 individual events and 1 unified event
- 25m Manual Wheelchair
- 25m Motorized WC Obstacle
- 50m Run/Walk/Roll
- 100m Run/Walk/Roll
- Standing Long Jump
- Tennis Ball Throw
- Wheelchair Tennis Ball Throw
- 1-mile Run/Walk/Roll
- 5k Run/Walk/Roll
- 5k Unified Run/Walk/Roll (combined time of 1 athlete + 1 partner)
- 1-mile unified run/walk/roll
You can enter up to 2 individual skills and 1 course event
- Short Putt Individual Skills
- Long Putt – Individual Skills
- 9-hole - individual course play
- 18-hole- individual course play
- 9-hole - Unified Pair course play
- 18-hole - Unified Pair course play
FITNESS AS A SPORT
You can enter both events
- Individual Fitness (5 Exersises)
- Unified Team Fitness (combined score of 1 athlete + 1 partner)
- Fitness as a Sport Exercises will include:
- Side to Side Twist (Russian Twist)
- Upright Row
- Field Goal Chest Press
- Frog Squat
You can enter up to 3 individual skills and 1 Unified event
- Juggling - Individual
- Juggling - Unified Pairs
ESPORTS PRESENTED BY PLAYSTATION
Select your sports below to view or print out SCORECARDS:
Select your sports below to view or print out VIRTUAL RULES AND GUIDELINES + other sport resources:
Support the Athletes
Here are a few ways you can get involved to support the athletes and the 2021 Summer Virtual Games!
Don’t sit on the sidelines. Your donation enables us to continue to provide much-needed at-home fitness and health programs, mental health support and community building.