Category: Sports

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Katharina Mitchell Takes Big Steps Into a New Adventure

By Terrionna Brockman  Katharina Mitchell is from Tehachapi, California, and is proud to showcase her bowling skills at USA Games in Orlando, Florida for the first time. She has been bowling for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) for over ten years, starting out on the Antelope Valley team and eventually joining the Kern County Team ...

USA Games Unified Partner Spotlight: Erin Larner Shares Impact of Being a Unified Partner

By Kimberly Villa “I am really excited to get this opportunity to go play at USA Games, to be part of Team SOSC, and to get the chance to go experience this crazy adventure. It’s going to be great!” When Erin Larner first volunteered at a Special Olympics event as a fifth grader, she would ...

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 ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Corey Martin Has the Will to Win

By Terrionna Brockman  Antelope Valley athlete, Corey Martin gets to check two new experiences off his bucket list. He will be competing at USA Games and traveling to Orlando, Florida for the first time! He shares his enthusiasm about connecting with teammates and representing Southern California in athletics competitions. When his coach informed him that ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Karen Cruz Has the Confidence of a Champion

By Terrionna Brockman  East San Gabriel Valley track and field athlete, Karen Cruz is anticipating USA Games in Orlando, Florida. She has been training for over seven years with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) for the chance to be recognized for such a monumental athletics competition and the time has finally come.   When Karen received ...

Timothy Athlete Sprinting To Finish Line

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Track And Field Star, Timothy Woodall Prepared To Compete

By Quyen Nguyen Timothy Woodall is a dedicated athlete who strives to be on the podium every chance he gets. He is from Long Beach, California, and is currently preparing for USA Games. The track and field star is confident in his skills and wears his accomplishments proudly. Joining Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) gave ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Nathan Yamazaki Excited To Make a Splash in Orlando

By Quyen Nguyen  There is no limit to how great an athlete can be and Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) swimming athlete, Nathan Yamazaki is a great example of that. He was ecstatic when he received news that he would be participating in USA Games for the first time in Orlando, Florida. He is excited ...

2022 Special Olympics USA Games Selects Athletes for Final Leg of Multi-State, Two Week Law Enforcement Torch Run

Guardians of the Flame of Hope will carry the iconic torch during the Final Leg leading up to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games taking place in Orlando, Florida, June 5 through 12.

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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 ...

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 that promotes participation opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities. This partnership enabled CIF member schools to implement unified sports programming on their respective campuses. Today, the ...

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