Category: Events

INSIDE SOSC: Hooping at NBA All-Star Weekend

There were about 80 Special Olympics Southern California athletes in attendance at Saturday morning’s NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Clinic, but for one moment all eyes were on 9-year-old Bobby Grunsted. A murmur grew louder, thanks in part to former player and NBA Cares ambassador Felipe Lopez. “Bob-by! Bob-by! Bob-by!” his fellow athletes and NBA ...

SOSC Pair Selected for NBA Unified Game

LOS ANGELES -- Special Olympics athletes from around the world, including a pair from Southern California, will get a piece of the NBA All-Star weekend spotlight. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, 12 Special Olympics athletes will show fans the unifying power of sport and team up with NBA and WNBA legends, players and sports ...

INSIDE SOSC: OC Floor Hockey Debuts, and More

A week after half of Special Olympics Southern California's teams opened the floor hockey season, teams split and competed in a pair of competitions almost 200 miles apart in the first full weekend on Saturday. LINKS: OC Competition Photo Gallery | NSB Competition Photo Gallery In Orange County, 109 athletes from eight teams that represented ...

INSIDE SOSC: What to Expect in 2018

A new year brings new experiences, and 2018 will have a few in store for Special Olympics Southern California’s athletes and supporters. So here are a few events to put on your calendar: Celebrating a half-century! Special Olympics turns 50 this year! Stay tuned to this site and our social media channels as we celebrate ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

RECAP: 2017 Fall Games Day 2

Since August, Special Olympics Southern California athletes across nine regions have practiced and competed locally. Their hard work and preparation culminated, three months later, with Sunday’s close to Fall Games at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, and the one-day bowling event at Fountain Bowl. 2017 Fall Games - Day Two Photo Gallery “Fall ...

INSIDE SOSC: Volunteers Enhance Fall Games Experience

The athletes are always the central focus of any Special Olympics Southern California competition. But the execution only gets accomplished with the help of ready-and-willing volunteers. More than 1,000 volunteers in various roles – from sports officials to law enforcement to medical teams, and everything in-between – donated their time at the 2017 Fall Games ...