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About Us

What We Do


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!" 

Folsom Hills Special Olympics


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"

Sports Offerings


Team Folsom Hills offers the following sports:

  • Basketball (Jan - Mar)
  • Track & Field (Mar - May)
  • Swimming (Mar - May)
  • Bocce (Mar - May)
  • Golf (Jul - Sep)
  • Softball (Jul - Aug)
  • Soccer (new offering)
  • Bowling (Sep - Nov)

All training sessions are held at various locals in the El Dorado Hills and Folsom area.

Upcoming Events


2020 Basketball Regional

Folsom Hills will start 2020 Basketball practice in late January. The Regional Basketball Tournament will be held on March 28 and 29 at The WELL on the Sac State campus.


2020 Regional Bocce Games

Folsom Hills Athletes will participate in the Regional Bocce Games on Sunday, April 26 at the Lincoln Hills Bocce Courts. Training will start in late March at the Promontory Park Bocce Courts in El Dorado Hills.


2020 Spring Games

Spring Games are moving to Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom. Folsom Hills athletes will participate in Swimming and Track & Field on Saturday, March 9, Training for both sports will start in March.

Practice Schedules and Competitions

No upcoming events.

Special Events

2019 Polar Plunge


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.

Law Enforcement Tip-a-Cop


Folsom Hills athletes, along with Law Enforcement Officers 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 announce

Special Olympics USA Games


 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.

For More Information

Folsom Hills Special Olympics

(916) 933-5141