Category: Basketball

2018 USA Games: July 4 Round-up

A handful of Special Olympics Southern California athletes celebrated the Fourth of July in style, raking in medals as the competitions heat up. Golf REDMOND, Wash. -- All three Team SOSC golfers medaled in their respective divisions Wednesday at Willows Run Golf Course. Both Kent Menendez and Kyle Aragon had a host of supporters make ...

2018 USA Games: July 3 Round-up

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Two more Special Olympics Southern California teams felt the joy of a victory at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games for the first time on Tuesday. Both the women's basketball team and Unified soccer team bounced back from 0-2 starts in pool play. Women's Basketball Bernadette Valencia scored 10 of her 12 ...

2018 USA Games: July 2 Round-up

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Tyler Cribbs and the Special Olympics Southern California softball team set the tone Monday for the delegation. Tyler had a big day at the plate in a 12-10 win over South Dakota, the first of two victories on the day at Celebration Park. The shortstop went 3 for 3 and scored ...

#SundaySpotlight: Fabiola Aceves

Fabiola Aceves has grown into a more independent, open-minded individual since we last caught up with her at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Now, she’s preparing for this summer’s USA Games and is excelling in a different sport – a team sport. Fabiola, who earned a pair of silver medals in tennis less than ...

USA Games Spotlight: Nihan Uslu

When we last caught up with Nihan Uslu, her mother Ana noted the life-changing benefits of Special Olympics Southern California. Now, the 27-year-old is nearing a trip she will remember for the rest of her life. Nihan and her teammates on the Pomona Valley women's basketball team are set to compete at the 2018 Special ...

INSIDE SOSC: Fantastic Finishes at Summer Games

More than 1,100 athletes were determined to put forth their strongest effort at Special Olympics Southern California's 2018 Summer Games last weekend at Cal State Long Beach. The competition at the 2018 #SummerGames had the crowds on their feet during the  games and with a sore throat after. Split-second finishes, one-point contests and top-notch sportsmanship ...

USA Games Spotlight: Ricardo Cortez and Jeffrey Ray

Through Unified Sports, athletes with and without intellectual disabilities often discover that they have more in common than they initially realized. Basketball is that bond for Lompoc High School and 2018 Special Olympics USA Games teammates Ricardo Cortez and Jeffrey Ray. They both even enjoy watching NBA superstar LeBron James, an athlete who has openly ...

High Honors Cap 2018 Summer Games

There was no shortage of praise and deserved honors to go around Sunday as more than 1,100 athletes were celebrated for their athletic achievements at the 2018 Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games at Cal State Long Beach. • Day Two Photo Gallery  •  What They're Saying at Summer Games Medals were awarded in basketball, bocce, ...

New Experiences, Thrills Highlight Day 1 of 2018 Summer Games

As Special Olympics celebrates 50 years, the organization is still creating new, exciting experiences for the athletes, families and fans. New thrills were a theme Saturday during Day 1 of the 2018 Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games at Cal State Long Beach. • Day One Photo Gallery Alton Davis watched as his 5-year-old daughter ...

What They’re Saying at 2018 Summer Games – Day 1

Summer Games always brings out a number of fearless athletes, selfless volunteers and great moments. Here's what the competitors, spectators, and more, had to say Saturday at Day 1 of the 2018 Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games at Cal State Long Beach. Athletes "[Special Olympics] changed my life in middle school." -Ben Watts, 24, ...