Category: Events

A Chance to Refill Your Tank

For Santa Maria Police Department Detective Nate Totorica, getting to spend time with Special Olympics Southern California athletes is a way to “refill his tank.” The liaison for Northern Santa Barbara County Law Enforcement Torch Run says the athletes give back to him just as much, if not more, than he gives them. “It is ...

SoCal Law Enforcement to Camp Out on Dunkin’ Donuts’ Rooftops

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 13, 2017) – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has challenged  law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California to camp out on its roofs in support of the Special Olympics Southern California. On Oct. 27, more than 19 locations across the region will participate in Southern California’s inaugural ...

INSIDE SOSC: Fall Season Off and Running

The fall season is off to a strong start at Special Olympics Southern California. October signaled the beginning of several regional Fall Games competitions. San Diego County drew hundreds of people to Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center on Oct. 7, including officers and sheriffs from the San Diego Police Department and San Diego Sheriff’s Department. A ...

Red Robin Tip-A-Cop: A Chance to ‘Engage With Athletes’

Bernie Colon has been a police officer for nearly 28 years and has enjoyed several experiences throughout his career. But it’s his involvement with Special Olympics that has been “by far one of the most rewarding,” and he makes it a point to get new officers involved. Colon, currently the captain of the San Diego ...

Red Robin Hosts Annual Tip-A-Cop

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2017 – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants will go blue as law enforcement members “serve” guests in a different way to support Special Olympics Southern California. Red Robin’s 12th annual Tip-A-Cop® event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19 (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at 41 restaurants throughout Southern ...

Restaurants & Chefs Lined Up For Pier del Sol

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California invites you to a unique Oktoberfest experience this year at the 21st annual Pier del Sol fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Oktoberfest celebration will be like none other, one that fuses great food and amusement park experiences ...

INSIDE SOSC: Athletes Put the ‘FUN’ in FUNdamentals Camp

Forty-five Special Olympics Southern California athletes from Ventura and Santa Barbara County learned a handful of tips from a pro football player Thursday night at Ventura College. The athletes came prepared with some end zone celebration routines, too. Los Angeles Rams All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker led the athletes through six drill stations as part of ...

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.

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 ...