STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Oregon Special Olympics cancels events, lays off staff

The most recent annual report from 2016 shows its expenses exceeded revenue by $325,280.

Posted: Aug 16, 2018 3:39 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Special Olympics of Oregon has canceled statewide athletic events and laid off about half its staff as it struggles through a financial crisis.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the organization's financial report for last year has not been finalized but it ended 2014, 2015 and 2016 with deficits.

The most recent annual report from 2016 shows its expenses exceeded revenue by $325,280.

CEO Britt Carlson Oase, who was hired in June, says the organization's financial condition has worsened since the last report.

The organization has implemented a spending freeze and "suspended the summer, fall and winter games."

Oase says she has reached out to "some of the pillars of the community" for support.

The organization operates athletic competitions for 14,000 athletes statewide and oversees 30 local volunteer organizations that offer sports training.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 31313

Reported Deaths: 532
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6912133
Marion450491
Washington435558
Umatilla291641
Clackamas230461
Malheur155325
Jackson10694
Lane102315
Deschutes78712
Yamhill74414
Jefferson5138
Polk51115
Morrow4906
Linn47813
Lincoln47413
Union4352
Benton2866
Klamath2772
Wasco2693
Hood River2460
Douglas2213
Josephine1902
Columbia1541
Coos1450
Clatsop1240
Baker902
Crook611
Tillamook490
Curry310
Lake280
Wallowa281
Sherman180
Harney120
Gilliam80
Grant80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Scattered Clouds
60° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Corvallis
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Roseburg
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 58°
North Bend
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 61°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events