Special Olympics Inland Empire enriches the lives of more than 4,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health. Special Olympics Inland Empire is one of nine regional programs of Special Olympics Southern California and offers year-round sports training and competitions for athletes in all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.


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Regional Events


Participate in or be a fan in the stands for a regional event like the Polar Plunge or a regional competition.




Special Olympics would not exist today without the expertise, time, and enthusiasm of its volunteers. Whatever your interests, talents, background and availability, there are opportunities for you.


Athlete Health


Keeping our athletes healthy so they can compete is a key goal of the movement. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor


Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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Impact in the Inland Empire


This region includes the following cities:

Adelanto, Aguanga, Alta Loma, Amboy, Angelus Oaks, Anza, Apple Valley, Argus, Arrowbear Lake, Arrowhead Farms, Baker, Banning, Barstow, Beaumont, Bermuda Dunes, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Bloomington, Blue Jay, Blythe, Bryn Mawr, Cabazon, Cadiz, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Cedar Glen, Cedarpines Park, Cherry Valley, Chino, Chino Hills, Cima, Coachella, Colton, Corona, Crest Park, Crestline, Daggett, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Devore Heights, Eagle Mountain, Earp, El Mirage, Essex, Etiwanda, Fawnskin, Fontana, Forest Falls, Fort Irwin, Gilman Hot Springs, Grand Terrace, Green Valley Lake, Guasti, Helendale, Hemet, Hesperia, Highland, Hinkley, Homeland, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, Indio, Jess Ranch, Johnson Valley, Joshua Tree, Kelso, La Quinta, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Elsinore, Lakeview, Landers, Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Ludlow, Lytle Creek, March Air Reserve Base, Mecca, Menifee, Mentone, Mira Loma, Montclair, Moreno Valley, Morongo Valley, Mountain Center, Mountain Pass, Mt Baldy, Murrieta, Muscoy, Needles, Newberry Springs, Nipton, Norco, North Palm Springs, Nuevo, Oak Glen, Oak Hills, Ontario, Oro Grande, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Parker Dam, Patton, Perris, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Pioneertown, Quail Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Mirage, Redlands, Rialto, Rimforest, Ripley, Riverside, Romoland, Rubidoux, Running Springs, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Skyforest, Sugarloaf, Sun City, Temecula, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Twin Peaks, Upland, Verdemont, Victorville, Vidal, Whitewater, Wildomar, Winchester, Wrightwood, Yermo, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley.