Special Olympics Kern County is one of nine regional programs of Special Olympics Southern California and offers year-round sports training and competitions for athletes. Special Olympics Kern County enriches the lives of almost 500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health.



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.



Special Olympics would not exist today without the expertise, time, and enthusiasm of its volunteers. Whatever your interests, talents, background and availability, there are opportunities for you.


Become a Partner


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.

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Attend an Event


Be a fan in the stand and cheer on our athletes at a local competition or attend one of our fun and exciting fundraisers!





Special Olympics Kern County 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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We are committed to responsible stewardship of your support and are proud of our high standards

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Impact in Kern County

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This community includes the following cities:

Aerial Acres, Arvin, Bakersfield, Bakersfield, Bear Valley Springs, Big Pine, Bishop, Bodfish, Boron, Buttonwillow, Caliente, California City, Cantil, Cartago, Chalfant, Chalfant Valley, Darwin, Death Valley, Delano, Di Giorgio, Edison, Edwards, Edwards AFB, Fellows, Frazier Park, Glennville , Golden Hills, Hammil Valley, Havilah, Independence, Inyokern, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Keeler, Keene, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Lebec, Little Lake, Lone Pine, Lost Hills, Maricopa, Mc Farland, Mc Kittrick, Mojave, Monolith, Mountain Mesa, North Edwards, Olancha, Onyx, Pine Mountain Club, Pumpkin Center, Randsburg, Red Mountain, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Shafter, Shoshone, Stallion Springs, Swall Meadows, Taft, Tecopa, Tehachapi, Tupman, Wasco, Weldon, Willow Springs, Wofford Heights, and Woody.