Category: News

Unified Champion Schools: Fostering Youth Leaders

LONG BEACH - Through Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools, Special Olympics Southern California creates partnerships with schools and districts to help foster positive school climates for individuals with intellectual disabilities. During the 2017-18 school year, partnerships included 22 elementary schools, 20 middle schools, 50 high schools, three school districts and three universities. The goal of Unified Champion Schools is to promote the acceptance and ...

2018 Plane Pull: Something for Everyone

LONG BEACH - The ultimate man-versus-machine fundraiser for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC), the 2018 Plane Pull, is back for its 13th annual run at the Long Beach Airport on August 18. Registration for the annual event is now open, and in search of participants to pull a 124,000 pound FedEx airplane 12 feet. Teams ...

#USAGames Today: Grand Finale

SEATTLE, Wash. - It is the final day of competition for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Special Olympics Southern California athletes (Team SOSC) will take the stage on the track and in the pool before the closing ceremony will end the games at 7 p.m. The day will begin with Sarah Kovacs and Robert ...

#USAGames Today: Medal Thursday for Team Sports

SEATTLE, Wash. - It is a big medal Thursday for Special Olympics Southern California (Team SOSC) at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. July 5 will be a busy day, especially in the team sports as medals will be given out in women's basketball, unified basketball, unified soccer and softball. It will also be a ...

#USAGames Today: A Team SOSC 4th of July

SEATTLE, Wash. - It is day three for Special Olympics Southern California's athletes (Team SOSC) at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games and they will celebrate Independence Day with another day of competition. The day will include the final round of golf along with semifinal action in basketball. Track and swimming will also look to ...

#USAGames Today: Another Busy, Busy Day

SEATTLE, Wash. - The second day of competition at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games won't be all that different from the first day for Special Olympics Southern California (TeamSOSC). In one word: busy. Very, very busy. All 66 SOSC athletes will be in action today, starting on the golf course and ending with Southwest ...

#USAGames Today: What An Opening Day

SEATTLE, Wash. -- What an opening day of competition for Special Olympics Southern California (#TeamSOSC) at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. All 66 #SOSCAthletes will be in action in day one from Seattle. That's softball, golf, tennis, track, swimming, bocce, Unified soccer and both basketball teams! Whew! Here is a look at what is on ...

And They’re Off

LONG BEACH -- It is #SendoffSaturday! The 66 Special Olympics Southern California athletes, or #TeamSOSC as they are known, took off from LAX today to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Opening Ceremony is tomorrow from Seattle with competition beginning Monday. Families and friends wished the 66 #SOSCAthletes good luck and sent them off ...

ESPN Coverage for USA Games Begins July 1

LONG BEACH, Calif. - ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle will begin July 1 with a live two-and-a-half hour special on ABC capturing the inspiration, pageantry, performances and special guests of the USA Games Opening Ceremony. Kevin Negandhi will host ESPN’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony, and will anchor its nightly coverage ...

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 ...