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Azusa Police Chief, Daughter Bond Over Special Olympics

Azusa Police Chief Stephan Hunt is no stranger to Special Olympics and the Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley region. It’s become customary to find him in attendance at the Pomona Area Games, interacting with the athletes he’s become familiar with on a first name basis over the years. But he can thank his daughter, Madison, and ...

Come for the Games, Stay for the Atmosphere

The competition over two days at the 48th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games will be the main attraction, but there also will be plenty to see and do as you explore the California State University, Long Beach campus on June 10 and 11. Live entertainment, booths, athlete health services (Healthy Athlete Village), and ...

Champions a Highlight to Annual Breakfast

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – The annual Rafer Johnson Breakfast With Champions is held on the opening day of the Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games and celebrates the passion of sports. The Breakfast will once again live up to its name as the tradition of champions will be a highlight of the ...

Healthy Athletes A Big Impact at Summer Games

Special Olympics Southern California takes over California State University, Long Beach for the 2017 Summer Games, using a large footprint in and around all of the athletic venues on the northwest side of the sprawling campus. Located just south of the Walter Pyramid will be one of the largest non-competition based compounds of the Games, ...

PHOTOS: San Diego Spring Regional

Check-out photos from the San Diego Country Spring Regional Games from Carlsbad High School on Saturday, May 27.The day included competition in basketball, swimming and basketball.  For a complete gallery, visit Special Olympics Southern California's Flickr page HERE.

Final Leg Continues Tradition

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 29, 2017) – The 48th annual Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Summer Games will take place June 10-11 on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The Opening Ceremony will begin on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. However, it will not start without the Flame of Hope, and its journey ...

Unified Soccer Kicks Off 2017 Season

UNIFIED TEAM ROSTER AND SCHEDULE LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 26, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California’s unified soccer team is on the road in San Jose for its 2017 season opener. The Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes’ unified teams will square off Saturday night at Avaya Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ...

Swimmer Competes to Inspire

By Naomi Cahill Longtime Special Olympics Southern California swimmer Jeffrey Morris understands the importance of inspiring others to try new things and do their best. He himself was inspired as a child to become a competitive swimmer by watching his brother compete. “So the more I would watch him, the more I was interested,” said ...

Delegations Set for 48th Annual Summer Games

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 25, 2017) – The 48th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games will begin in 16 days on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The delegations representing the nine regions within SOSC are set, consisting of more than 1,100 athletes throughout the Southern California footprint. Twenty-seven delegations have been named ...

Are You the Next Dream House Winner?

Anthony Bozanich is almost restrained by default. So when Special Olympics Southern California President and CEO Bill Shumard called him on the day of the 2016 Dream House Raffle grand prize drawing, the circumstances hadn’t quite clicked. Anthony, who was traveling in his car at the time, was asked, “Are you sitting down?” “I thought ...