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:




Special Olympics Arizona News

In The News
Second Bonus Drawing for Copper State Raffle Deadline is Friday, June 25
Matthew D. of Phoenix is the winner of the first Early Bird bonus drawing in the SOAZ Copper State Raffle...Read More
In The News
2021 Bare Aspen Wine and Beer Tasting – Saturday, August 28
Enjoy a wide selection of wine and beer from local and regional favorites, music, and lawn games....Read More
In The Community
Celebrating World Bicycle Day with Special Olympics Athlete Al-Sayyed Curumthaullee
Al-Sayyed Curumthaullee shares his athlete leadership journey on World Bicycle Day...Read More
In The Community
Rodney Hankins Adds Spirit to Coaching Special Olympics
Rodney Hankins didn't find a permanent home with Special Olympics until his teenage years, but he never looked back once...Read More
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