Category: Sports

Special Olympics Southern California Announces New President & CEO

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 21, 2020 -- The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Southern California announces the appointment of Calvin Lyons as the new President & CEO of Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) effective September 28, 2020. Lyons joins SOSC from the Boys & Girls Clubs, where he served as the President and CEO ...

Celebrating Rafer Johnson: An Immeasurable Impact

By Tracy McDannald Rafer Johnson isn’t one to beat his chest and flash his Olympic gold medal. It would be years before his own children learned of his mainstream success. Yet, the Special Olympics Southern California founder has many friends and admirers, in addition to family, who will go to bat for him and attempt ...

Murrieta Mesa High School, Murrieta Valley High School, and Westminster High School to Receive National Recognition from Special Olympics for Achievements with Inclusion

Special Olympics Southern California has announced Murrieta Mesa High School, Murrieta Valley High School, and Westminster High School are receiving national banner recognition for their efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. The three Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools are receiving this honor as a result of meeting national ...

Inside SOSC: Special Olympics is a Family Affair for Athlete Joselyn Bermudez and Her Parents

By Emma Vandine When it comes to involvement with Special Olympics, athlete Joselyn Bermudez and her family demonstrate how there is no such thing as “too busy” or “too involved.” Starting as an athlete ten years ago at the age of 13, Joselyn now participates in five sports for SOSC, while her parents coach four ...

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goodr Collaborates with Special Olympics Southern California to Promote Inclusion

Sunglasses brand goodr collaborated with Special Olympics to create Mission: Inclusion Vision, a themed pair of shades. Inspired by the Special Olympics logo, the sun glasses feature stylized red and white frames with gray polarized lenses. One thousand copies are available and all proceeds go to Special Olympics Southern California. Purchase some today! The sunglasses ...

Update Regarding SOSC’s Plans for the 2020 Fall & 2020-2021 Winter Sports Season Due to the Coronavirus

In an effort to keep athlete and volunteer safety at the forefront as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer any official in-person activities or gatherings through March 2021. This includes: All Fall 2020 Sports Season training and competitions for Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball. All Winter 2020-2021 ...

SOSC to Host an End of Summer Extravaganza with Several Virtual Events & Celebrations

Move for inclusion with Special Olympics Southern California during the End of Summer Extravaganza in August. SOSC is planning numerous events to celebrate the athletes and encourage everyone, along with volunteers and supporters, to get active. The Extravaganza will take place August 8-29 and will consist of several virtual events that are open to everyone, ...

Special Olympics Southern California Partners with Aspire to Drive Donations

The Aspire Sport Marketing Group and Special Olympics Southern California are pleased to announce a donation and customer service-based partnership. The Aspire Group will be responsible for driving gifts and building relationships with new and current donors through Aspire’s National Sales Center (NSC) in Atlanta, Georgia. “We are excited to begin this partnership with the ...

Special Olympics CA Not Included in Initial State Budget; California Voters Push for Inclusion

California voters are urging their elected officials to include Special Olympics California in the revised state budget during the COVID-19 crisis. Special Olympics California was notably missing from the initial budget, but voters are pushing for inclusion in a last effort to ensure state funding for over 64,000 people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics California ...

Fall Season Update Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Based on our on-going consideration of current information, SOSC has made the decision to cancel all Fall competitions including all local, Regional, and Chapter competitions. We will continue with Healthy Lifestyle Challenge in the Fall to engage the entire SOSC community in not only staying active , but to help keep our community of athletes, ...

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