Category: Mission

Richard Villa

Special Olympics Southern California Welcomes New Board Chair

LONG BEACH, CA (Friday, March 25, 2022) - Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) announces the appointment of Richard Villa as the Chair for the esteemed Board of Directors. Richard’s term ...

Shae Lopez

Tragic News Regarding SOSC Team Member Shae Lopez

We are deeply saddened to share that Shae Lopez, at the age of 33, passed away following a tragic car accident over the weekend. All of us at SOSC will miss ...

SOSC’s New Volunteer Management Website

Special Olympics Southern California is excited to announce that we have launched a new volunteer management website, Get Connected. The website comes with a multitude of new and improved features ...

Celebrating Athlete

CA Governor’s 2022-2023 Proposed Budget with Special Olympics Funding

Special Olympics Southern California is excited to share that Governor Newsom announced his proposed 2022-2023 budget, and he has included Special Olympics California. “An increase of $30 million one-time non-Proposition ...

Celebrating Athletes

SOSC Board of Directors Welcomes New Members

We have some exciting news to announce regarding the Special Olympics Southern California Board of Directors. Since 2020, we have added nineteen accomplished and committed individuals to our esteemed Board. ...

Unified Champions School - Robinson Elementary

Mission Viejo High School and Robinson Elementary School to receive national recognition from Special Olympics for achievements with inclusion

Special Olympics Southern California has announced that Mission Viejo High School and Robinson Elementary School, two Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools, are receiving national banner recognition for their efforts to ...

CIF Continues Partnership with Special Olympics to Provide Inclusive Sports Opportunities at Local High Schools

SACRAMENTO — In 2015, The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Special Olympics Northern and Southern California and the California Department of Education (CDE) announced their partnership to establish an inclusive culture ...

Lindsay Kautiainen

Lindsay Kautiainen: SOSC’s Ray of Sunshine 

By Tierra Wilson Lindsay, like many other Special Olympics Athletes, enjoyed playing sports as a child but was not sure how she could play in a safe space. 23 years ...

Jacob Marselek

Jacob Marsalek is Breaking Barriers and Setting His Own Path to Happiness

By Melanie Barrios Through sports, Special Olympics athletes build skills that will help them succeed—on the sports field and in the community. Just take a look at Jacob Marsalek.   Jacob ...

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Rachel Osterbach Defies Odds And Inspires The World

Rachel Osterbach's impact goes beyond athletics. She uses her platform to inspire and educate others, dispelling myths about people with Down Syndrome and working to eradicate the use of the ‘R-Word’.

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