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In Case You Missed It…

On Sunday, the LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Team completed their season with a 4-0 win over San Jose. They finished a perfect 3-0 on the season. INSIDE SOSC: A Day With LA Galaxy Unified PHOTOS: LA Galaxy Unified vs. San Jose Earthquakes Unified But what you might have missed is what ...

INSIDE SOSC: A Day With L.A. Galaxy Unified

Judging by all the smiles on the faces of the Los Angeles Galaxy Unified soccer team, Sunday afternoon’s experience at the StubHub Center in Carson was nothing short of a thrill. Maybe it was the chance to watch their Major League Soccer counterparts square off against the San Jose Earthquakes prior to their own match. ...

INSIDE SOSC: Perks Reach Beyond Playing Field

For Long Beach athletes Arlan Hood and Joshua Woodall, there are multiple benefits to being part of Special Olympics Southern California. The most obvious perk is competition. Joshua, 24, has been an athlete for the past seven years. The pure joy of sports and sense of belonging are all he wants. This fall, he will ...

INSIDE SOSC: Recapping Plane Pull 2017

Michael Sameles of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department picked a good year to participate in his first Plane Pull on Saturday. The law enforcement agency posted the top overall time, pulling a 124,000-pound FedEx plane 12 feet in just 5.1 seconds at Long Beach Airport. In all, 54 teams participated in the 12th annual event ...

PHOTOS: 2017 Plane Pull

It was an amazing day on the tarmac of the Long Beach Airport for the 12th annual Plane Pull benefiting Special Olympics Southern California athletes. Here some of the images from Saturday. For a recap on Saturday's Plane Pull, CLICK HERE. For all the photos, visit the SOSC gallery on FLICKR.

#SUNDAYSPOTLIGHT: An Involved Finale

Special Olympics Southern California LA Galaxy Unified team had their final workout of the 2017 season as they prepare for their final game on Sunday, Aug. 27 at the StubHub Center. The final work out had some help as volunteers from SOSC and LA Galaxy partner Herbalife came and provided a big assist. The volunteers ...

Honorary Captain Uses Baby Steps to Thrive

Before heading on stage to emcee the Closing Ceremony of the 2017 Summer Games, Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) athlete Rachel Osterbach was nervous. The Global Messenger often gets nervous before speaking in front of big crowds. It is a fear she has battled for a long time. But just as she has done her ...

#SundaySpotlight: From Playing to Coaching

Cody Nicholson is taking his love of basketball – and his studies – to Long Beach City College in the fall. Cody’s father, Vince, introduced him to Vikings women’s basketball head coach Michael Anderson. From there, Anderson connected with Cody’s high school coach at Brethren Christian, who noted his “basketball IQ.” Cody, a second-year Special ...

It’s Time to Pull for SOSC Athletes

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2017) – There are videos of individuals performing unique things that make you say “I want to try that” all over social media. If you are one of them, Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) has just the opportunity for you, and it benefits the more than 30,000 local athletes. The ...

Support Special Olympics Athletes Through Luna Grill This August

LONG BEACH, Calif. (August 9, 2017) – Diners at participating Luna Grill's Southern California locations (www.SOSC.org/LunaGrill) can help support Special Olympics athletes thanks to a fundraising campaign throughout the month of August. Guests will be asked during the order process if they wish to make an additional cash donation to support Special Olympics. All donations ...