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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:

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Spring

Special Olympics Arizona News

In The News
15TH ANNUAL BARE ASPEN WINE AND BEER TASTING SET FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 IN FLAGSTAFF
SOAZ is hosting the 15th Annual Bare Aspen Wine and Beer Tasting event on Saturday, Aug. 27 in Flagstaff...Read More
In The News
SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARIZONA RECEIVES $120,000 GRANT FROM THUNDERBIRDS CHARITIES
Special Olympics Arizona received a $120,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities to support SOAZ's 2022-23 athletic season...Read More
In The Community
LETR in Kenya Brings Athletes, Officers and Supporters Together in an Inclusive Call for Peace
Special Olympics Kenya Athletes join Law Enforcement Officers to promote peaceful elections...Read More
In The Community
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
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
Accessibility
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