Category: USA Games

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Katharina Mitchell Takes Big Steps Into a New Adventure

By Terrionna Brockman  Katharina Mitchell is from Tehachapi, California, and is proud to showcase her bowling skills at USA Games in Orlando, Florida for the first time. She has been bowling for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) for over ten years, starting out on the Antelope Valley team and eventually joining the Kern County Team ...

USA Games Unified Partner Spotlight: Erin Larner Shares Impact of Being a Unified Partner

By Kimberly Villa “I am really excited to get this opportunity to go play at USA Games, to be part of Team SOSC, and to get the chance to go experience this crazy adventure. It’s going to be great!” When Erin Larner first volunteered at a Special Olympics event as a fifth grader, she would ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Corey Martin Has the Will to Win

By Terrionna Brockman  Antelope Valley athlete, Corey Martin gets to check two new experiences off his bucket list. He will be competing at USA Games and traveling to Orlando, Florida for the first time! He shares his enthusiasm about connecting with teammates and representing Southern California in athletics competitions. When his coach informed him that ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Karen Cruz Has the Confidence of a Champion

By Terrionna Brockman  East San Gabriel Valley track and field athlete, Karen Cruz is anticipating USA Games in Orlando, Florida. She has been training for over seven years with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) for the chance to be recognized for such a monumental athletics competition and the time has finally come.   When Karen received ...

Timothy Athlete Sprinting To Finish Line

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Track And Field Star, Timothy Woodall Prepared To Compete

By Quyen Nguyen Timothy Woodall is a dedicated athlete who strives to be on the podium every chance he gets. He is from Long Beach, California, and is currently preparing for USA Games. The track and field star is confident in his skills and wears his accomplishments proudly. Joining Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) gave ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Nathan Yamazaki Excited To Make a Splash in Orlando

By Quyen Nguyen  There is no limit to how great an athlete can be and Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) swimming athlete, Nathan Yamazaki is a great example of that. He was ecstatic when he received news that he would be participating in USA Games for the first time in Orlando, Florida. He is excited ...

Meet Special Olympics Southern California volunteer coach La Shanda Shipp.

Volunteer Spotlight: Coach La Shanda Shipp Impacts Lives Of Athletes in Pomona Valley

By Kimberly Villa La Shanda Shipp’s inspiration to become a coach for Special Olympics began with a promise to her parents that if she became her brother, Tyrone’s, guardian, she would be sure to continue the activities that he was involved in. After being the supportive sister and accompanying him to practices, she realized that ...

Michael Zabarsky to Represent SOSC LETR at the 2022 USA Games Torch Run Final Leg

Before competition begins in June at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, an elite group of law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes will escort the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on a journey across Florida. Law enforcement officers along with Special Olympics athletes will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team for ...

2022 Special Olympics USA Games Selects Athletes for Final Leg of Multi-State, Two Week Law Enforcement Torch Run

Guardians of the Flame of Hope will carry the iconic torch during the Final Leg leading up to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games taking place in Orlando, Florida, June 5 through 12.

INSIDE SOSC: Recapping 2018

With two weeks remaining in the calendar year, it's time to look back on 2018.  WeAreSOSC.org was created to help tell the stories of Special Olympics Southern California athletes and recap the various events and fundraisers. Here are some of the highlights (click subhead for full post): What it Means to Play Unified Back in ...

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