Category: Volleyball

#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 ...

A Wealth of Perseverance

By Christian Barel There is no challenge that Rebecca Nerney can’t overcome. In 45 years as a Special Olympics athlete, she’s honed her skillset and built upon her confidence as an athlete and individual. At the eager age of 8, she began training and competing in Special Olympics after a teacher introduced her to the ...

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 ...

INSIDE SOSC: Getting Pumped For Fall Games

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (Nov. 9) -- The 2017 Fall Games, the culminating event for the Special Olympics Southern California fall season, is in two days at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park. Opening Ceremony is set for 9 am on Saturday, Nov. 11 with more than 900 athletes poised to Reach for the Gold. ...

Coach: Athletes Are ‘Most Joyful Part of My Week’

Umberto Gatti can look at the athletes on the Special Olympics Southern California volleyball team he coaches in the South Bay and beam with pride. There’s no judgment or preconceived notions, no barriers based on appearance. Respect for one another is just a given. “Seeing our athletes hang out with each other, without thinking about ...

Fall Games Schedule Taking Shape

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2017) -- It is officially Fall Games week for Special Olympics Southern California. The Games will take place on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-12 in Fountain Valley. Soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball competitions will take place both days at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park while bowling will take place ...

More than 900 Athletes Will Reach For the Gold at 2017 Fall Games

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (Oct. 26) — More than 900 athletes will Reach for the Gold at Special Olympics Southern California’s 2017 Fall Games on Nov. 11 – 12 at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center & Sports Park and Nov. 12 at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley. Athletes will compete in five sports – bowling, soccer, ...