Special Olympics Ventura County enriches the lives of more than 600 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health.
Special Olympics Ventura County offers training and competition opportunities in 10 different year-round sports at over 20 different training sites throughout Ventura County.
Spring/Summer Season (February - May): Athletics (track and field), Aquatics, Basketball, Bocce, and Golf
Fall/Winter Season (July - November): Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball
The Ventura County Region office has provided a comprehensive practice schedule for all of the sports listed above. View the current season training calendar. To participate in any of the sport programs listed above, an athlete must have a Special Olympics medical and consent form completed by their doctor and mailed to the Special Olympics Ventura County office. If you have any questions regarding the sport programs, please contact us at 805.650.7717.
Become an Athlete
Each sport program offers two competitions within its season. Athletes must have a minimum of eight hours of training in order to be eligible to compete at a Special Olympics tournament. Transportation, uniforms, lunch and awards are provided for all athletes at each competition.
Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat to support Ventura County Region athletes. It's easy!
Make a difference in the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities. Donate your money, time, or talents to ensure our athletes continue to receive the top-quality sports training and competitions they deserve.
You receive back so much more than you invest! Please read through the year-round opportunities to decide how you would like to become involved.
Reach out and change the lives of thousands of Special Olympics athletes. We offer customized programs that let you create a corporate program that’s in line with your company’s goals and objectives.
Be a fan in the stand and cheer on our athletes at a local competition or attend one of our fun and exciting fundraisers like the Special Olympics on Parade!
Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
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Impact in Southern California
"People think that just because he or she is handicapped that they will not be able to do certain things. But that is not true. We can do things. Simply put, we can."
~Rudy Almeida, Special Olympics Athlete
Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Authorized and Accredited by Special Olympics, Inc. for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
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