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A Wealth of Perseverance

By Christian Barel There is no challenge that Rebecca Nerney can’t overcome. In 45 years as a Special Olympics athlete, she’s honed her skillset and built upon her confidence as an athlete and individual. At the eager age of 8, she began training and competing in Special Olympics after a teacher introduced her to the ...

INSIDE SOSC: Athletes Shine Under Coliseum Lights

When Special Olympics Southern California first reached out to the Rams amid their move from St. Louis to Los Angeles, it was just an initial greeting. No plans were put in place, just a welcome back to the area. Now, a full year into a partnership, the Rams helped jumpstart the introduction to flag football ...

Year to Remember for Sheriff’s Deputy, Daughter

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Moran remembers the day his daughter, Brittney, was born. As he puts it: "I received an angel from God."

INSIDE SOSC: The Gift of SOSC

As we enter into December and the holiday season, Special Olympics Southern California is launching a month-long campaign that celebrates the “gift of SOSC.” Who better than those directly impacted by the mission – the athletes – to share how Special Olympics has made a positive change in their lives. We’ll be doing that through ...

Beautiful Day for a Run

LOS ANGELES - The 2017 We Run the City 5K/10K on the campus of UCLA ordered up perfect weather. And the day didn't disappoint in raising funds for Special Olympics Southern California athletes. From the run itself, to the Kids' Run and the Unified Sports Rivalry Series flag football game, there was plenty to cheer ...

The Eve of We Run The City – What to Know

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Heading into the weekend, nearly 1,700 runners have registered to be a part of the sixth Special Olympics Southern California fundraiser, We Run the City 5K/10K. The annual rivalry run presented by The Smile Generation is tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 19, at Wilson Plaza on the UCLA campus. As we enter the ...

A Chance to Promote Inclusion (and Play Some Football)

LONG BEACH, Calif. – On Sunday, nearly 2,000 runners will hit the campus of UCLA in the sixth annual We Run the City Rivalry Race presented by The Smile Generation. The 5K/10K is in support of Special Olympics Southern California and its more than 31,400 athletes. However, We Run The City is a lot more ...

Run to Own the City to End Rivalry Week

Annual 5K/10K fundraiser for Special Olympics Southern California set to run on Sunday (Nov. 19) as part of USC-UCLA rivalry week. LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California will host the sixth annual We Run the City Rivalry Race presented by The Smile Generation this Sunday, Nov. 19, in support of ...

Volunteer Provides ‘Big League’ Stage

By Christian Barel Adrian Williams finds joy and value in his career as general manager for Big League Dreams in Perris, Calif. For some, the role of general manager may seem like a simple job, but to Williams, it goes beyond administrative tasks. Williams, along with his staff, provide a venue that includes scaled-downed replicas ...

Fall Games – Day Two in Photos

Day two of the the 2017 Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games on Saturday, Nov. 12 got started from the bowling venue at Fountain Bowl. More than 350 bowlers from SOSC's nine regions took center stage. Action last a traditional 9 to 5 work day with two sessions taking place occupying 50 lanes. Fountain Valley Sports ...