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Students & Faculty Come Together for Special Olympics Young Athletes

The Special Olympics Southern California Unified Young Athletes Showcase was a sight to see at the Warm Springs Middle School on May 4, 2022.    Young athletes were kicking soccer balls while their peers cheered for them. Parents held back tears as their kids took the basketball court; for most, this was their first-time playing ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: John Ngo Shares That Showing Good Sportsmanship Is an Important Quality as an Athlete

By Peter Tkac  John Ngo is a Special Olympics athlete from Southern California, a place he has lived his entire life. It’s also the region he will be representing in the upcoming USA Games for the very first time. He has played a variety of sports throughout his life but currently loves competing in tennis ...

Announcement Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

SOSC Vaccination Disclosure Form Effective May 23, 2022, all registered SOSC participants (athletes, coaches, volunteers, and employees) are required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status via this form in order to participate in future sports programming, training, and events. The data collected will be used to inform SOSC on current COVID-19 vaccination trends within the ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Krystal Johnson Emphasizes Her Need to Stay Fit and Try Her Best

By Kimberly Villa  Krystal Johnson is no stranger to Special Olympics Southern California. In the 21 years she’s been involved, she has participated in tennis, athletics, bowling, and floor hockey. Off the field, she serves on the SOSC Board of Directors and is a Global Messenger. Krystal will be representing SOSC in tennis, her favorite ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Katharina Mitchell Takes Big Steps Into a New Adventure

By Terrionna Brockman  Katharina Mitchell is from Tehachapi, California, and is proud to showcase her bowling skills at USA Games in Orlando, Florida for the first time. She has been bowling for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) for over ten years, starting out on the Antelope Valley team and eventually joining the Kern County Team ...

USA Games Unified Partner Spotlight: Erin Larner Shares Impact of Being a Unified Partner

By Kimberly Villa “I am really excited to get this opportunity to go play at USA Games, to be part of Team SOSC, and to get the chance to go experience this crazy adventure. It’s going to be great!” When Erin Larner first volunteered at a Special Olympics event as a fifth grader, she would ...

RTA Pase 3

Phase 3 of Return to Activity Begins June 1

Special Olympics Southern California is pleased to announce that as of June 1, we will begin Phase 3 of our Sports & Programs Return to Activity Plan.   The exact start date of Phase 3 activity for your program or team will be decided by coaches in coordination with the local SOSC office.  Please contact your ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Corey Martin Has the Will to Win

By Terrionna Brockman  Antelope Valley athlete, Corey Martin gets to check two new experiences off his bucket list. He will be competing at USA Games and traveling to Orlando, Florida for the first time! He shares his enthusiasm about connecting with teammates and representing Southern California in athletics competitions. When his coach informed him that ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Karen Cruz Has the Confidence of a Champion

By Terrionna Brockman  East San Gabriel Valley track and field athlete, Karen Cruz is anticipating USA Games in Orlando, Florida. She has been training for over seven years with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) for the chance to be recognized for such a monumental athletics competition and the time has finally come.   When Karen received ...

Timothy Athlete Sprinting To Finish Line

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Track And Field Star, Timothy Woodall Prepared To Compete

By Quyen Nguyen Timothy Woodall is a dedicated athlete who strives to be on the podium every chance he gets. He is from Long Beach, California, and is currently preparing for USA Games. The track and field star is confident in his skills and wears his accomplishments proudly. Joining Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) gave ...

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