serving the Western Arizona communities

Lisa Ball
Area Director
Direct: 928.210.8862
: 3250-A East 40th Street, Yuma AZ 85365

Currently serving the Western Arizona communities of: Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Yuma, 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.

River Area offers year-round sports programs and 10 competitions for over 1,000 athletes in 75 local programs and 12 different sports:




Special Olympics Arizona News

In The News
ABC 15 – Special Olympics Arizona Launches Virtual Dance Party
ABC 15's Sonoran Living Spotlights the SOAZ Dance Challenge...Read More
In The News
Special Olympics Arizona Adapts to Empower, Engage Athletes
SOAZconnected helps athletes engage digitally...Read More
In The Community
AIA Champions Award Winners Announced
Congrats to Scott Gilpin, Madeleine Nemeth and Darnell Moore...Read More
In The Community
Join the Special Olympics Arizona Dance Challenge to support the Inclusion Revolution in Arizona!...Read More
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