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SOSC Creates Virtual Season: Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for Athletes Amid COVID-19 Health Crisis

Special Olympics Southern California launched a Healthy Lifestyle Challenge in lieu of the canceled Spring Sports Season affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. The challenge, which launched April 6 and runs through June 7, will serve as a virtual season designed to help set healthy patterns and routines for all members of the SOSC community, ...

National Volunteer Week: Officer Nick Sanchez

Special Olympics Southern California competitions are only part of the fun for Santa Maria Police officer Nick Sanchez.

National Volunteer Week: In the Coaches’ Words

Special Olympics Southern California coaches express what they enjoy about the role, find most rewarding, and more.

National Volunteer Week: Venue Managers

Editor's note: As part of National Volunteer Week, will highlight a handful of volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of Special Olympics Southern California athletes. Today, we are featuring venue managers. Check back each day to read about how our volunteers spread acceptance and inclusion throughout local communities. By Christine Baik Venue ...

National Volunteer Week: Sue Williams

Sue Williams brought the inclusion revolution to the Huntington Beach Union High School District.

Sports & Programs Updates Due to the Coronavirus

Following is an update regarding the Bowling and Summer Season. Our number one priority is athlete and volunteer safety. Until we can return to regular training and competition, our focus is on promoting physical activity and health education. Bowling Season We are postponing the Bowling Season at least until the 2020 Floor Hockey Season. We ...

INSIDE SOSC: Athletes, Volunteers Stay Fit, Eat Smart With Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Healthy Lifestyle Challenge helps athletes and volunteers stay fit, eat smart, and have fun while they are safer at home.

SOSC to Cancel All Fundraising Events through June Due to Coronavirus

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, we are cancelling all in-person fundraising events through June. We did not make this decision lightly, but after the latest information and direction we received from the State of California; our Official Health Partner, Kaiser Permanente; and local authorities, we believe this is in the best course of ...

INSIDE SOSC: How SOSC Changed Jered Naccarato’s Life

By Marvin Poquiz Jered Naccarato remembers making nightly visits to the casino as a way to pass the time when we wasn’t sitting at home and watching TV. He knew he needed a change. After a move to live with his brother, Jered was ready for a more active, healthy lifestyle. “So, I got involved ...

INSIDE SOSC: Getting to Know Brandon Harrington

By Brianna Pereira Brandon Harrington, an athlete for more than 20 years with Special Olympics, does not let a setback derail his love of sports and competition. Brandon, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, also had immense pain in his legs at 5 years old. It was later discovered that he had legg-calve-perthes, a childhood ...