Category: LETR

National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Mike Zabarsky

By Sean Minnihan At any number of Special Olympics Southern California Area or Regional events, it wouldn’t be uncommon to see someone wearing one of our many hats, T-shirts, or sweatshirts you can purchase from the Rafer’s Boutique souvenir shop. But an SOSC T-shirt found 6,509 miles away in Auckland, New Zealand takes a little ...

INSIDE SOSC: What a Week It Was at SOSC

There was so much going on this first half of April within Special Olympics Southern California, we thought we would bring you up to speed.  The first half of the month ended on Saturday with five competitions throughout Southern California, including the Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Regional Spring Games at Azusa Pacific University and Santa ...

Dive Into April

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Spring sports will dive, sprint, jump and fly into high gear this coming April and what a month we have in store for you. One of the busiest months of the calendar year, April will be a wild ride for sure. Here is what to watch for this month in Special ...

The Journeys of Adinan Schreck

By Sean Minnihan In Southern California, the month of March brings many different things to a variety of people. The days begin to get longer, the weather is a bit warmer, students and teachers look forward to spring break; but in the case of Special Olympics Southern California athlete Adinan Schreck and his father Eberhard, ...

Ready to Plunge

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Get ready to be freezin’ for a reason and show how brave you are while raising funds for Special Olympics. Participate in Special Olympics Southern California’s annual Big Bear Polar Plunge™ benefiting Inland Empire athletes on Saturday, March 3, at Veteran's Park on the shores of Big Bear Lake. LINKS: Registration | ...

Year to Remember for Sheriff’s Deputy, Daughter

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Moran remembers the day his daughter, Brittney, was born. As he puts it: "I received an angel from God."

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 ...

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 ...