Palo Verde

serving the Western Metropolitan Phoenix communities

Thomas Miranda
Palo Verde Area Director
Direct: 623.388.1323

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:

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Special Olympics Arizona News

In The News
JOIN US IN MARCH FOR THE 2021 VIRTUAL POLAR PLUNGE
Help us kick off 2021 with a fun event to support the mission of Special Olympics Arizona - a virtual Polar Plunge...Read More
In The News
FLAGSTAFF CHEF WINS EPISODE OF FOOD NETWORK’S GUY’S GROCERY GAMES, DONATES ALL WINNINGS TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARIZONA
John Conley appeared on a recent episode of Guy's Grocery Games, outlasted the competition and won $25,000 for SOAZ...Read More
In The Community
A conversation with Special Olympics Athletes and actors Lily D Moore and Cole Sibus
One of Special Olympics’ newest Champion Ambassadors, Lily D Moore, is also one of the youngest....Read More
Portrait of Loretta Claiborne who fights against racial injusticeIn The Community
A Conversation with Loretta Claiborne About Racial Injustice
Loretta Claiborne always fought racial injustice growing up and for Inclusion based on her color and different abilities...Read More
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