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Games Set to Begin Saturday

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 7, 2018) – The 49th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games is set to begin on Saturday, June 9 with Opening Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. The Games run through Sunday, June 10 and end with Closing Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. All told more than 1,100 athletes will represent 25 Southern ...

Final Leg Gets Things Started

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The 49th annual Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Summer Games will take place June 9-10 on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The Opening Ceremony will begin on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. However, it will not start without the Flame of Hope, and its journey through roughly 900 ...

LA Galaxy Unified Match Friday Under the Lights

LONG BEACH - The LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified Team will kick off their 2018 season at StubHub Center on Friday, May 25 following the LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes MLS match when they face the LA Galaxy Academy. Tickets to the doubleheader can be purchased at www.lagalaxy.com/tickets. Match time for Galaxy-Earthquakes ...

LA Galaxy Unified Squad for 2018 Announced

LONG BEACH - The LA Galaxy and Special Olympics Southern California are proud to announce the 2018 LA Galaxy SOSC Unified Soccer Team. The 20 individuals went through a ceremonial Signing Day on May 3 at the StubHub Center and begin practice for the 2018 season. LA Galaxy Media:  Video  |  Photos  |  Release  |  ...

2018 Summer Games: One-Month Countdown

LONG BEACH (May 9, 2018) – One month from today, the 49th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games will begin with Opening Ceremony on the campus of California State University, Long Beach on June 9. The Summer Games will run through Sunday, June 10 and will begin a year-long celebration of Special Olympics Southern ...

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Becomes “Official Health Partner” for SOSC

PASADENA, Calif., April 25, 2018 — Kaiser Permanente Southern California has signed a three-year agreement as the “Official Health Partner” for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC). In yesterday’s contract signing the two entities acknowledged their shared vision and commitment to diversity, inclusion and total health for individuals and communities. “There are many reasons why this ...

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 ...

Advocates for Inclusion at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Athletes and representatives from Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) and Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) converged on the California State Capitol Building to advocate as part of Special Olympics Hill Day on Wednesday, April 11. Special Olympics athletes and staff met with key assembly and senate representatives within the capitol to advocate ...

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 ...

Johnny Hekker to be Keynote Speaker for Annual Breakfast

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Mar. 22, 2018) – Special Olympics Southern California’s (SOSC) annual Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions is part of the opening day of the annual Summer Games on June 9 at Cal State University, Long Beach. Los Angeles Rams’ All-Pro punter Johnny Hekker will serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s event, ...