Special Olympics Northern California enriches the lives of more than 21,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Northern California through sports, education, and athlete health.
All of our programs are at no cost to the participants.
Our athletes are like any other athlete, they like to train, they like to compete and win or lose, they always try their best. The confidence and self-esteem they gain on the playing field carries over onto the playing field of life, helping to make them contributing members of their community. We believe that Special Olympics is more than sports, it is "Training for Life!"
Team Folsom Hill provides sports training and competition to about 120 athletes ranging in age from 8 to a 70! We currently provide opportunities in seven different sports. Each sport season consists of 6 to 8 weeks of training and concludes with a Regional Competition in the greater Sacramento area.
The Special Olympics Athlete Oath:
"Let me win
But if I can not win
Let me be brave in the attempt"
Team Folsom Hills offers the following sports:
All training sessions are held at various locals in the El Dorado Hills and Folsom area.
On Saturday, May 4, Folsom Hills athletes will compete in Swimming and Track & Field at Whitney High School.
On Sunday, June 9, Team Folsom Hills swimmers will be participating in the VIP Super Swim Meet at the Meadowview Community Center in Sacramento.
Team Folsom Hills will once again feel the "Thrill of the Chill" as team members will plunge into the cold waters of Lake Natomas on Saturday, February 9.
TFH was recognized as the #1 fundraising "team" in 2018 raising over $9,000 to support the athlete of Special Olympics Northern California.
Folsom HIlls athletes, along with Law Enforcement Officiers from our community, serve as celebrity hosts and hostesses at local restaurants in the Folsom area. Look for this featured event in the spring and fall each year. Information will be posted as these events are announced
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, July 1 - 6, 2018. Approximately 4,000 Special Olympics athletes and their coaches from all 50 states and will participate in these games.
Northern California is proud to have 54 athletes participating in the Games in 8 sports. Team Folsom HIlls will be represented by one male 18-hole Individual Golfer, one male Track & Field athlete and one Track & Field Coach.