Watch Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement compete to raise money for Special Olympics
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 26, 2019) — Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement will take to the gridiron to compete in the Unified LA Chargers vs Minnesota Vikings flag football game on December 15 at Dignity Health Sports Park. This exhibition game for pride is to raise funds for Special Olympics Southern California.
Each team consists of SOSC athletes and local law enforcement officers. Fans attending are encouraged to bring personal signs to cheer on our athletes and join our Fans in the Stands. Learn more about the game at www.sosc.org/chargersvsvikings.
“Unified Sports has opened the door for athletes to build their self-esteem and create friendships that last a lifetime,” said Bill Shumard, President & CEO of Special Olympics Southern California. “Law enforcement is one of our biggest supporters, and this unified flag football game provides another path for them to better the lives of our athletes.
Special Olympics Unified Sports brings people together through the power of sports.. Unified Sports promotes and creates social inclusion and acceptance between individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. It was inspired by a simple principle: playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.