Category: Sports

INSIDE SOSC: Athletes ‘Show You Their Heart, Spirit’

As Special Olympics Southern California athletes continue to work to remain in game shape and stay ready once competitions are cleared to resume, the medical professionals who volunteer in the Healthy Athletes village are eager to return when it's safe to do so, too. Among the free health screenings made available to athletes is FUNfitness—a ...

SOSC Creates Virtual Season: Healthy Lifestyle Challenge for Athletes Amid COVID-19 Health Crisis

Special Olympics Southern California launched a Healthy Lifestyle Challenge in lieu of the canceled Spring Sports Season affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. The challenge, which launched April 6 and runs through June 7, will serve as a virtual season designed to help set healthy patterns and routines for all members of the SOSC community, ...

National Volunteer Week: In the Coaches’ Words

Special Olympics Southern California coaches express what they enjoy about the role, find most rewarding, and more.

National Volunteer Week: Sue Williams

Sue Williams brought the inclusion revolution to the Huntington Beach Union High School District.

Sports & Programs Updates Due to the Coronavirus

Following is an update regarding the Bowling and Summer Season. Our number one priority is athlete and volunteer safety. Until we can return to regular training and competition, our focus is on promoting physical activity and health education. Bowling Season We are postponing the Bowling Season at least until the 2020 Floor Hockey Season. We ...

INSIDE SOSC: Athletes, Volunteers Stay Fit, Eat Smart With Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Healthy Lifestyle Challenge helps athletes and volunteers stay fit, eat smart, and have fun while they are safer at home.

INSIDE SOSC: How SOSC Changed Jered Naccarato’s Life

By Marvin Poquiz Jered Naccarato remembers making nightly visits to the casino as a way to pass the time when we wasn’t sitting at home and watching TV. He knew he needed a change. After a move to live with his brother, Jered was ready for a more active, healthy lifestyle. “So, I got involved ...

INSIDE SOSC: Getting to Know Brandon Harrington

By Brianna Pereira Brandon Harrington, an athlete for more than 20 years with Special Olympics, does not let a setback derail his love of sports and competition. Brandon, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, also had immense pain in his legs at 5 years old. It was later discovered that he had legg-calve-perthes, a childhood ...

SOSC to Cancel Practices & Competitions Through 6/7 and Fundraising Events through 5/10 due to Coronavirus

Due to new recommendations released by the CDC and State of California, we are cancelling all sports trainings/practices, coach trainings, competitions, and co-hosted school activities through June 7 and all fundraising events through May 10. Both national and local authorities have strongly urged that all events of 50 or more people are cancelled through at ...

SOSC to Cancel Practices Through 4/12 & Some Events Due to the Coronavirus

In the interest of the health and safety of the Special Olympics Southern California community and due to growing concern of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we have made the following decisions effective immediately. We are cancelling all sports trainings (practices), coach trainings, and competitions through April 12. By Thursday, March 26, we will have an ...