Special Olympics Arizona
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Palo Verde

serving the Western Metropolitan Phoenix communities

Sean Williams
Palo Verde Area Manager

Currently serving the Western Metropolitan Phoenix communities of: Avondale, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Phoenix, Surprise, and surrounding cities

Special Olympics Arizona’s (SOAZ) goal is to empower the over 180,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive and respected members of society through SOAZ’s year-round sports training, competitions and support programs.

Palo Verde Area offers year-round sports programs and 12 competitions for over 4,000 athletes in 84 local programs and 12 different sports:

Fall

Winter

Spring

Special Olympics Arizona News

In The News
a look back at 2022 fall games with abc 15
Let's take a look back at the Special Olympics Arizona Fall Games Opening Ceremonies thanks to our friends at ABC 15....Read More
In The News
SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARIZONA TO KICK OFF FALL GAMES PRESENTED BY CASINO ARIZONA, OCT. 21-22
SOAZ's Fall Games will take place in Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 in Peoria and Surprise...Read More
In The Community
Loretta Claiborne Immortalized in New Smithsonian Book Celebrating 150 Years of Pop Culture
Special Olympics Board Vice Chair Loretta Claiborne gets star treatment in new tabletop book Entertainment Nation...Read More
In The Community
Light the World Giving Machines in East Valley Help Support Special Olympics Arizona Athletes
Give the gift that keeps on giving by visiting a #LightTheWorld Giving Machine to help support SOAZ athletes....Read More
USA Games
CHRISTOPHER DYKE AND SOAZ’S UNIFIED FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM HAS EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Team SOAZ's mantra is “everywhere we go, we go together,” and because of the USA Games, they are now closer than ever....Read More
USA Games
ESPN SHARES AMY BOCKERSTETTE’S INSPIRATIONAL STORY
ESPN featured SOAZ's Amy Bockerstette and her story of inspiration ...Read More
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