Soccer is possibly the world's most popular team sport. Soccer (football) is the world’s most popular sport. Athletes have the opportunity to compete on teams as well as in Individual Skills Competition, which develops basic soccer skills. Special Olympics Washington is proud to host many Unified and Traditional Soccer Teams all across the state, with the number of athletes participation growing each season.

We are also very excited to have a booming partnership with the Sounders FC team. This partnership provides opportunities such as training camps with Sounders Players, Unified Exchanges with Unified Special Olympics teams from other states, and the crossbar challenge at half time during home Sounders games.

Soccer became an official Special Olympics sport in 1979 at the World Summer Games.

Local Community Contacts

Capitol Area Director
Mark Barker

Columbia River Area Director
Elizabeth Francis

North Central Area Director
Stephen Opland

North King County Area Director
Mike Quinn

Northeast Area Director
Stephen Opland

Northwest Area Director
Lavonne Olsen

Olympic Peninsula Area Director
Sandy Hall

Snohomish Area Director
Punkie Doyle

South Central Area Director
Ken Martinson

South King County Area Director
Justin Kautz

Southeast Area Director
Lori Landrus

Upcoming Soccer Events