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Students & Faculty Come Together for Special Olympics Young Athletes

The Special Olympics Southern California Unified Young Athletes Showcase was a sight to see at the Warm Springs Middle School on May 4, 2022.    Young athletes were kicking soccer balls while their peers cheered for them. Parents held back tears as their kids took the basketball court; for most, this was their first-time playing ...

Announcement Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

SOSC Vaccination Disclosure Form Effective May 23, 2022, all registered SOSC participants (athletes, coaches, volunteers, and employees) are required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status via this form in order to participate in future sports programming, training, and events. The data collected will be used to inform SOSC on current COVID-19 vaccination trends within the ...

RTA Pase 3

Phase 3 of Return to Activity Begins June 1

Special Olympics Southern California is pleased to announce that as of June 1, we will begin Phase 3 of our Sports & Programs Return to Activity Plan.   The exact start date of Phase 3 activity for your program or team will be decided by coaches in coordination with the local SOSC office.  Please contact your ...

Athlete Michael Leon to Represent SOSC at the 2022 USA Games Torch Run Final Leg

Before competition begins in June at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, an elite group of law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes will escort the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on a journey across Florida. Law enforcement officers along with Special Olympics athletes will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team for ...

Michael Zabarsky to Represent SOSC LETR at the 2022 USA Games Torch Run Final Leg

Before competition begins in June at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, an elite group of law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes will escort the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on a journey across Florida. Law enforcement officers along with Special Olympics athletes will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team for ...

Kim Unland

Captain Kim Unland Retires After 33 Years

Captain Kimberly Unland of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is retiring after 33 years of service. Captain Unland has served Special Olympics Southern California and the Law Enforcement Torch Run Council in exemplary fashion for more than a decade. She was first named to the LETR Council in 2010 after serving as a key ...

Basketball

Phase 2 of Return to Activity Begins April 11

More Sports. More Athletes. More Fun. Special Olympics Southern California is pleased to announce that as of April 11, we will move to Phase 2 of our Sports & Programs Return to Activity Plan. The exact start date of Phase 2 activity for your program or team will be decided by coaches in coordination with the ...

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 as Board Chair goes through 2024, and he will bring decades of experience in finance and over 10 years of experience with the Special Olympics ...

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 her so much. For nearly six years, Shae worked in the Sports & Programs Department. She was passionate, fun, and caring. In a short time, ...

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 that will help create the best experience for all SOSC volunteers. Some highlights include: Search for opportunities by distance from you, county, and category so ...

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