INSIDE SOSC: Cop on a Rooftop, and More

Special Olympics Southern California’s Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser grew in Year 2, while athletes were fine-tuning their skills this past week in preparation for Fall Games.

Cop on a Rooftop

Thanks to law enforcement agencies across our footprint, Special Olympics Southern California raised $42,200 this year for the Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at Dunkin’ Donuts locations on Nov. 2.

Of the 62 participating locations, the top performing store was the Tehachapi location in Kern County, raising $5,174 with the help of the California City Correctional Facility agency.added

Last year’s inaugural event was in 29 stores and raised $16,840.

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Road to Fall Games

Three single-sport events took place Nov. 3 in the final weekend of the fall season prior to Fall Games.

Regional competitions were hosted by Santa Clarita (softball), Santa Barbara (tennis) and Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley (golf).

Gold medalists in separate men’s Level 4 individual stroke play divisions included: Takahiro Yasuda, Kevin Shugarts, Philip Ramirez and Steve Sepulveda. In women’s action, Faith Demos, a 2019 Special Olympics World Games selection, won the gold.

Note: Results for the softball and tennis competitions were not readily available at the time of publishing.

Make plans to attend and cheer on more than 1,100 Special Olympics Southern California athletes this weekend in Fountain Valley.

Golf will be located at David L. Baker Golf Course, and soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball competitions will be at nearby Fountain Valley Sports Park. For more information on the two-day event, visit

Inside the SOSC is a blog written by staff member Tracy McDannald. It is a more feature-style approach to looking inside what makes Special Olympics Southern California so unique, so special. It is meant to explore the people and their stories. One word at a time.

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