Delegations Set for 48th Annual Summer Games

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 25, 2017) – The 48th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games will begin in 16 days on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The delegations representing the nine regions within SOSC are set, consisting of more than 1,100 athletes throughout the Southern California footprint.

Twenty-seven delegations have been named for the 2017 Games, which begin Saturday, June 10 with the Opening Ceremony at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Rafer Johnson Breakfast With Champions at 11. The Breakfast will feature UCLA Men’s Basketball Head Coach Steve Alford as keynote speaker. Competitions will begin at 12 noon. The Games continue on Sunday, June 11 with competitions beginning at 9 a.m. followed by Closing Ceremony at 3:00 p.m.

The delegations that will participate in 2017 will be:

Antelope Valley Desert East San Gabriel Valley Fairview
Greater Los Angeles Greater San Bernardino Kern County Long Beach
Mojave River Valley Morongo Basin Northern Santa Barbara County Orange County
Pasadena Pomona Valley Riverside San Diego County
San Gabriel Valley San Luis Obispo County Santa Barbara County Santa Clarita Valley
South Bay Southeast Los Angeles Temecula Valley Tri-Valley
Ventura County Western San Bernardino Westside

California State University, Long Beach will host the Games for the 20th time. Venues for this year’s Games will include The Walter Pyramid (basketball), on campus Baseball Field (bocce), 49er Pool (swimming), Jack Rose Track (track and field), Gold Mine Gymnasium (basketball), East Gymnasium (gymnastics), Student Union Ballroom (Breakfast With Champions and Dream House Raffle Grand Prize Drawing) and Recreation Park Nine Golf Course, which is off campus (5000 East 7th Street).

Summer Games will be more than just competitions. A full slate of activities and events will be part of the two days at CSULB. These include a Young Athletes Rising Stars Basketball Experience; Healthy Athletes providing free health care for all athletes; a Young Athletes Festival; Family Pavilion; Rafer’s Boutique (official store for Special Olympics Southern California and Summer Games); and The Festival, a fan experience featuring live entertainment, food, law enforcement exhibits, and Fan Zone booths to create cheer gear.

Here is a look at a detailed schedule of this year’s Games (as of May 24, subject to change):

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rafer’s Boutique The Festival (CSULB Parking Lot 15)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Festival CSULB Parking Lot 15
9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony Jack Rose Track
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fan Zone Outside Barrett Athletic Admin Building
10:45 a.m. Young Athletes Rising Stars Walter Pyramid
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Healthy Athletes Healthy Athletes Pavilion (south of Pyramid)
10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Family Pavilion The Festival (CSULB Parking Lot 15)
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Rafer Johnson Breakfast With Champions University Student Union Ballroom
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Young Athletes Festival The Festival
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Track & Field Events Jack Rose Track
Basketball Competition Walter Pyramid/Gold Mine Gym
Bocce Competition On campus Baseball Field
Golf Competition Recreation 9 Golf Course
Gymnastics Competition East Gym
Swimming Competition 49er Pool

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Healthy Athletes Healthy Athletes Pavilion (south of Pyramid)
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rafer’s Boutique The Festival (CSULB Parking Lot 15)
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Festival CSULB Parking Lot 15
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Family Pavilion The Festival (CSULB Parking Lot 15)
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Track & Field Events Jack Rose Track
Basketball Competition Walter Pyramid/Gold Mine Gym
Bocce Competition On campus Baseball Field
Golf Competition Recreation 9 Golf Course
Gymnastics Competition East Gym
Swimming Competition 49er Pool
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fan Zone Outside Barrett Athletic Admin Building
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Young Athletes Festival The Festival (CSULB Parking Lot 15)
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Dream House Raffle Grand Prize Drawing University Student Union – Terrace
1:00 p.m. Young Athletes Rising Stars Jack Rose Track
3:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony The Festival (CSULB Parking Lot 15)

For a full map of the Summer Games, CLICK HERE.

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