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Special Olympics Oregon Fall Regional Games Held Statewide

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Several communities throughout Oregon will once again host Special Olympics Oregon Fall Regional Games on consecutive weekends in Late October and November. More than 2,000 athletes will compete in one of 10 competitions in seven cities. Hundreds of coaches, volunteers and families will join in to support competitors.

The Fall Regional Games, presented by Les Schwab Tire Centers, officially begins Sunday, October 31 with a bowling competition at Lakeshore Lanes in Albany -(Albany 2010 Special Olympics Oregon Fall Regional Games Bowling). Regional competitions continue the following weekend with Corvallis hosting aquatics on Saturday, November 6 and soccer and volleyball on Sunday, November 7. Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham will also host aquatics on November 7. November 13 & 14 will conclude the fall season with bowling competitions in Beaverton, Bend, Hermiston, Medford and Portland.

“We are excited to see continued growth in our program – especially the significant increases in youth participation. Special Olympics Oregon Games are an opportunity for our athletes to showcase their talents and for communities across the state to demonstrate their continued support,” said Margaret Hunt, Special Olympics Oregon CEO.

Les Schwab Tire Centers is the official sponsor of the Fall Regional Games. Other sponsors who support Fall Regional Games include Safeway, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Ralph Hull Foudation, Walmart, Roth’s Fresh Markets, Jiffy Lube, William G. Gilmore Foundation, Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, Event Medical Services, Day Wirelss Systems, Pepsi and Dex.

2010 Special Olympics Oregon Fall Regional Games
SCHEDULE
Sunday, October 31
• Bowling – Lakeshore Lanes in Albany – 9:30am to 4pm
Saturday, November 6
• Aquatics – Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis - 9:30am to 4pm
Sunday, November 7
• Aquatics – Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham – 9:30am to 4pm
• Soccer – Corvallis High School – 9:30am to 5pm
• Volleyball – Corvallis High School - 9:30am to 4pm
Saturday, November 13
• Bowling – Desert Lanes in Hermiston – 9:30am to 3:30pm
• Bowling – Lava Lanes in Medford – 9:30am to 4pm
• Bowling – Sunset Lanes in Beaverton – 9:30am to 2pm
Sunday, November 14
• Bowling – AMF 20th Century Lanes in Portland – 9:30am to 2pm
• Bowling – Sun Mountain Fun Center in Bend – 9:30am to 3pm

About Special Olympics Oregon:
Every Day. Every Month. Every Year. Special Olympics Oregon is serving thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities through participation in Olympic-style sports. Through our signature sports programs, athletes gain self-confidence, social competency and other enhanced skills 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. For more information on how to volunteer, coach, donate or become an athlete please visit www.soor.org




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