Category: Unified Sports

INSIDE SOSC: Hooping at NBA All-Star Weekend

There were about 80 Special Olympics Southern California athletes in attendance at Saturday morning’s NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Clinic, but for one moment all eyes were on 9-year-old Bobby Grunsted. A murmur grew louder, thanks in part to former player and NBA Cares ambassador Felipe Lopez. “Bob-by! Bob-by! Bob-by!” his fellow athletes and NBA ...

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 ...

Beautiful Day for a Run

LOS ANGELES - The 2017 We Run the City 5K/10K on the campus of UCLA ordered up perfect weather. And the day didn't disappoint in raising funds for Special Olympics Southern California athletes. From the run itself, to the Kids' Run and the Unified Sports Rivalry Series flag football game, there was plenty to cheer ...

A Chance to Promote Inclusion (and Play Some Football)

LONG BEACH, Calif. – On Sunday, nearly 2,000 runners will hit the campus of UCLA in the sixth annual We Run the City Rivalry Race presented by The Smile Generation. The 5K/10K is in support of Special Olympics Southern California and its more than 31,400 athletes. However, We Run The City is a lot more ...

#SundaySpotlight: Unified Champion Schools

LONG BEACH – The school year is in full swing and so too is the recruitment of Unified Champion Schools through Special Olympics Southern California's Schools Program. In partnership with schools and school districts, Special Olympics Southern California utilizes the Unified Champion Schools strategy to activate youth to develop school communities where young people are ...

In Case You Missed It…

On Sunday, the LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Team completed their season with a 4-0 win over San Jose. They finished a perfect 3-0 on the season. INSIDE SOSC: A Day With LA Galaxy Unified PHOTOS: LA Galaxy Unified vs. San Jose Earthquakes Unified But what you might have missed is what ...

INSIDE SOSC: A Day With L.A. Galaxy Unified

Judging by all the smiles on the faces of the Los Angeles Galaxy Unified soccer team, Sunday afternoon’s experience at the StubHub Center in Carson was nothing short of a thrill. Maybe it was the chance to watch their Major League Soccer counterparts square off against the San Jose Earthquakes prior to their own match. ...

#SUNDAYSPOTLIGHT: An Involved Finale

Special Olympics Southern California LA Galaxy Unified team had their final workout of the 2017 season as they prepare for their final game on Sunday, Aug. 27 at the StubHub Center. The final work out had some help as volunteers from SOSC and LA Galaxy partner Herbalife came and provided a big assist. The volunteers ...

Special Olympics Begins One-Year Countdown to 50th Anniversary

Chicago, Illinois – Last week, at Chicago’s Soldier Field, the location of the first-ever Special Olympics Games, it was announced that Chicago will host the Special Olympics movement’s 50th Anniversary global celebration events July 17 – 22, 2018. Mary Davis, Special Olympics International CEO, and Justice Anne Burke, who founded Special Olympics Chicago, announced the ...

Athletes Earning Elite Soccer Experience

LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 13, 2017) – This summer Special Olympics Southern California athletes are earning an elite-level soccer experience thanks to partnerships with the Los Angeles Galaxy, CONCACAF and Manchester United. It starts locally with the LA Galaxy Unified Team. They are slated to play a three-game schedule throughout the summer, the most in-depth ...