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

Basin Area Director
Tim Toon (Interim Director)

Capitol Area Director
Cheyenne Baird (Interim Director)

Cascade Area Director
Punkie Doyle

Columbia River Area Director
Barry Gill; Elizabeth Francis;

King County Area Director
Chad VanderPoel

North Central Area Director
Tim Toon (Interim Director)

Northeast Area Director
Tim Toon

Peninsula Area Director
Wendy Bonham

Pierce County Area Director
Cheyenne Baird (Interim Director)

Southeast Area Director
Lori Landrus

Tri-Cities Area Director
Donna Tracy

Valley Area Director
Tim McDonald

Upcoming Soccer Events