Category: Volunteers

Coaches of the Season

Congratulations to the Coaches of the 2022 Fall Season

At the 2022 Fall Games, we paid tribute to the amazing work that the coaches do year-round. Follow are 5 coaches who were awarded Coach of the Season recognition during ...

Fall Games Torch

Heard Around the Games: Fall Games Day One

Day One of the 2022 Fall Games is a wrap!What a day it was! Click here to view some of the photos we collected on day one of the Games. ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Sibling Duo Tyrone And La Shanda Share a Momentous Occasion

By Terrionna Brockman  Tyrone Garrett is a track and field athlete from Pomona, California, and now lives with his older sister and USA Games head coach, La Shanda Shipp in ...

USA Games Spotlight: Sheila Lawton Impacts Lives Through Bowling

By Terrionna Brockman  Sheila Lawton is a bowling instructor from Corona, California, and will compete with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) athletes at USA Games in Orlando, Florida. She began ...

Bowling Season Begins July 11

Together Again: Let’s Play! Dust off those bowling balls. Lace up your bowling shoes. The Bowling Season returns on Monday, July 11! The season will run through August 21 and ...

RTA Pase 3

Phase 3 of Return to Activity Begins June 1

Special Olympics Southern California is pleased to announce that as of June 1, we will begin Phase 3 of our Sports & Programs Return to Activity Plan.   The exact start ...

Kim Beckhart Helps To Spread Message Of Acceptance And Inclusion

Volunteer Spotlight: Kim Beckhart Helps To Spread Message Of Acceptance And Inclusion

By Terrionna Brockman “I’ve learned empathy, compassion, support, kindness—the littlest things are big things to a Special Olympics athlete. You might not think it’s a big deal, but when you ...

Mark Chiljian on the Power of Unified Programs

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Chiljian on the Power of Unified Programs

By Peter Tkac Mark Chiljian is an educator at Mission Viejo High School in California, where he has taught and lead a Foundation Autism Challenges Class for the past 16 ...

Coach Max Glaser Makes a Change Through Physical Fitness

Volunteer Spotlight: Coach Max Glaser Makes a Change Through Physical Fitness

By Quyen Nguyen A passion for health and fitness led Max Glaser to Special Olympics Southern California, where he is a volunteer fitness coach. Through the Healthy Lifestyle Challenge (HLC) ...

LAPD Deputy Chief Blake Chow

Volunteer Spotlight: Deputy Chief Blake Chow Was A Veteran Volunteer For Special Olympics Long Before Becoming An Officer

By Melanie Barrios Deputy Chief Blake Chow has been in law enforcement for an impressive 31 years. Being in law enforcement has given him different opportunities to interact with the ...

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