Category: Athletes

Inaugural Floorball Season at SOSC

SOSC is excited to announce its inaugural season of Floorball! This is a new sport for SOSC and one we are excited to offer for the first time to replace ...

Carmina Lopez Shares How Special Olympics Has Impacted Her Life

By Alanna Castro “I enjoy teaching others how to play and being able to communicate with them,” says Carmina Lopez a Special Olympics Southern California athlete. Carmina and her family ...

Saskia Vogt Was Born to Shine 

By Melanie Barrios One might recognize Saskia Vogt from a cover of a magazine or from competitions. Make no mistake, Saskia Vogt is a star! Athlete, model, scholar, is there ...

Michael Johnson Is Blazing His Own Path

By Sean Longley Michael Johnson has been a Special Olympics athlete for decades. He first began to participate in Special Olympics activities when he was about 10 years old. During ...

Ashley Singleton And Family Are On A Mission To Rid False Assumptions About Down Syndrome

By Melanie Barrios Being a big sister to three younger siblings is a huge responsibility that Ashley Singleton takes seriously. She knows the importance of setting the best example, so ...

2022 Plane Pull: Jared Kozak Looks Forward To Plane Pull Participation

By Sean Longley For nearly 20 years, Jared Kozak has been an athlete participating in Special Olympics. Soon to be 32, Jared has participated in a number of sports throughout ...

Running for Inclusion with the City of Fontana

by Kimberly Villa The City of Fontana welcomed runners back to the annual “Fontana Days Run” on June 4, 2022 after virtual races the past two years. The event includes ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Special Olympics Helps Tessa Nagy To Be The Best Version of Herself

By Melanie Barrios  Through Special Olympics, athletes have the opportunity to train in different sports and discover new strengths and abilities that help them find joy, confidence, and fulfillment on ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Sibling Duo Tyrone And La Shanda Share a Momentous Occasion

By Terrionna Brockman  Tyrone Garrett is a track and field athlete from Pomona, California, and now lives with his older sister and USA Games head coach, La Shanda Shipp in ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Rebecca English Found Acceptance with Special Olympics

By Terrionna Brockman  Rebecca English is a Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) bowling athlete from Lake Elsinore, California. She has been a bowler for over 20 years and she will ...

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