Category: Soccer

LA Galaxy Unified Squad for 2018 Announced

LONG BEACH - The LA Galaxy and Special Olympics Southern California are proud to announce the 2018 LA Galaxy SOSC Unified Soccer Team. The 20 individuals went through a ceremonial Signing Day on May 3 at the StubHub Center and begin practice for the 2018 season. LA Galaxy Media:  Video  |  Photos  |  Release  |  ...

USA Games Spotlight: Everardo Velador

Everardo Velador has interests that extend beyond the soccer field. In fact, you would have to go as far back as ancient Greece. When asked what time period he would like to visit, the 17-year-old perked up and mentioned his love for studying the likes of Plato and Alexander the Great. “328 B.C.,” Everardo said, ...

#WDSD2018: Can’t Get Enough

Last Sunday, Paola Lozano took the court for Ventura at the Santa Barbara North Division basketball competition. It was her 75th event since joining Special Olympics Southern California, and the 21-year-old just can’t get enough of life. Paolo said Special Olympics has made her stronger, and that’s not just limited to sports. “I love Special ...

LA Galaxy to Host Tryouts for 2018 Unified Team

The LA Galaxy announced that they will once again field a team of talented individuals for their 2018 Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Unified Team. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, March 18, at StubHub Center, beginning at 8 a.m. PT. To register visit: LAGalaxy.com. Joining forces with the SOSC Unified Soccer Team Exchange program, the LA ...

#SundaySpotlight: Fall Coach Honorees

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- At the conclusion of the fall sports season, Special Olympics Southern California honored the Coaches of the Season for Fall 2017. Earning the honor were Kayla Edwards (softball, Santa Barbara), Eileen Malumaleumu (bowling, Carson), Jacque Martin (tennis, Oceanside), Carly Matera (volleyball, San Luis Obispo) and Adam Sutphin (soccer, Glendale). Special Olympics ...

Gaining a Voice

Prior to starting with Special Olympics Southern California, Digna Punsalang has always known her daughter Patricia to be more reserved and quiet. But during a get-together among her peers, Patricia was asked to stand up in front of a small group. That’s when Digna first saw how the organization had made a difference outside of ...

Fall Games – Day Two in Photos

Day two of the the 2017 Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games on Saturday, Nov. 12 got started from the bowling venue at Fountain Bowl. More than 350 bowlers from SOSC's nine regions took center stage. Action last a traditional 9 to 5 work day with two sessions taking place occupying 50 lanes. Fountain Valley Sports ...

RECAP: 2017 Fall Games Day 2

Since August, Special Olympics Southern California athletes across nine regions have practiced and competed locally. Their hard work and preparation culminated, three months later, with Sunday’s close to Fall Games at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, and the one-day bowling event at Fountain Bowl. 2017 Fall Games - Day Two Photo Gallery “Fall ...

RECAP: 2017 Fall Games Day 1

Special Olympics Southern California athletes brought their A-game on Day 1 of the 2017 Fall Games at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park. More than 900 athletes competed in soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Of the sports, tennis was the lone competition that awarded medals. PHOTOS: 2017 Fall Games, Day 1 Highlights included ...

Fall Games – Day One in Photos

The 2017 Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games began on Saturday, Nov. 11 from Fountain Valley Sports Park in Fountain Valley, Calif. Following an opening ceremony that featured hugs, fist pumps, cool socks and a torch lighting, the games began. Four of the five sports were in action. The Festival was also a busy place ...