Category: Inside SOSC

INSIDE SOSC: Thriller in the OC

By Kelsey Lewis HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — More than 50 athletes and 40 volunteers were in attendance as four teams clashed in the 2019 Orange County Regional floor hockey competition at The RINKS in Huntington Beach on Feb. 9. The competition made for a busy bracket with each team playing at least two games throughout ...

INSIDE SOSC: Off and Running in 2019

The 2019 calendar year brings another round of great experiences to Special Olympics Southern California athletes and supporters, and a few returning events. Throughout the year, WeAreSOSC and our social media channels will be highlighting the people and moments that have shaped the organization's first 50 years. To start it off, there's no better place ...

INSIDE SOSC: Recapping 2018

With two weeks remaining in the calendar year, it's time to look back on 2018.  WeAreSOSC.org was created to help tell the stories of Special Olympics Southern California athletes and recap the various events and fundraisers. Here are some of the highlights (click subhead for full post): What it Means to Play Unified Back in ...

INSIDE SOSC: Healthy Dose of Care

Individuals with intellectual disabilities are an underserved community in many respects, and healthcare is among the most important areas. On average, people with ID die 16 years sooner than the general population due to denial of health services or undetected health issues. In the last two decades, Special Olympics has made significant strides to change ...

INSIDE SOSC: ‘More Than Sports’

Daree Jordan sees her son, Justus, as one of the many athletes who have gone through a transformative experience with Special Olympics Southern California. Among the biggest differences are in the confidence the 24-year-old carries and the camaraderie he shares with his fellow Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County athletes. "He just looks forward to ...

INSIDE SOSC: Plenty to be Thankful For

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, the athletes and supporters of Special Olympics Southern California have demonstrated throughout the year that there is plenty to be thankful for when it comes to their personal experiences. Whether it's through learning the basics of a new sport or simple encouragement, SOSC athletes continue to see their coaches as so ...

INSIDE SOSC: Cop on a Rooftop, and More

Special Olympics Southern California's Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser grew in Year 2, while athletes were fine-tuning their skills this past week in preparation for Fall Games. Cop on a Rooftop Thanks to law enforcement agencies across our footprint, Special Olympics Southern California raised $42,200 this year for the Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser at ...

INSIDE SOSC: 2018 SD Regional Fall Games

Sam Blake is an imposing, hulking figure when he steps into the batter's box, and the Special Olympics San Diego County athlete is as friendly as they come, too. When he's not clubbing softballs for his team, the 40-year-old watches the rest of the competition and encourages the other teams from the stands. Sam gets ...

INSIDE SOSC: IE Regional Fall Games

For a sixth year, Big League Dreams' facility played host to the Inland Empire Regional Fall Games this past weekend in Perris. Special Olympics Southern California athletes competed in soccer and softball, and the team of 67 Big League Dreams staff members assisted in scorekeeping, announcing, field setup and maintenance, security, and more. Several athletes ...

INSIDE SOSC: Busy Weekend of Action, Fun for Athletes

Special Olympics Southern California athletes showed that they work hard, and play even harder, this past weekend. Four competitions were spread out on the weekend, from as far north as Santa Maria to as down south as Riverside -- including the North Divisional Fall Games and Orange County's Regional Fall Games. Then, on Sunday, several ...