Supporting the Athletes that Inspire Us

At Uber, we’re committed to fostering independence and connecting you to places and possibilities. We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Special Olympics Oregon to inspire athletes to pursue their goals and live the lives they want to everyday.

Special Olympics athletes—like Katie, who has lived and breathed the Special Olympics for the last 35 years—embody the spirit of independence that we work to support.

“Special Olympics Oregon is the biggest thing in my life right now and being on time is really important to me. With Uber, I can get there fast and head home on the Max. It’s pretty cool.”

—Katie Dunn, Special Olympics Oregon Athlete

Over the next few months, we’ll be following athletes along their journey to the Fall State Games and holding training sessions with athletes, coaches and families to show how Uber can help provide a safe, reliable option to get from place to place–whether it’s a ride home from practice or a ride to work in the morning. We’ll also be sharing products like uberASSIST and increased UberWAV options in Portland — options for riders who may want an extra hand or a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

Starting October 14, join us in showing your support. Every time you ride the INSPIRE vehicle option, we’ll donate $1 to Special Olympics Oregon.


  1. Request INSPIRE between October 14 – October 28 in Portland
  2. Ride and you’ll be charged uberX rates
  3. We’ll make a $1 donation to our friends at Special Olympics Oregon

We’re all going somewhere and reaching for something. We’re proud to support the athletes of Special Olympics Oregon who inspire us to do more and reach higher every day.

New to Uber? Enter code SOOR for your first ride free up to $20.

Uber will donate $1 for each ride completed using the “Inspire” vehicle option to Special Olympics Oregon up to a combined total of $12,500.

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