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 ...

Run to Own the City to End Rivalry Week

Annual 5K/10K fundraiser for Special Olympics Southern California set to run on Sunday (Nov. 19) as part of USC-UCLA rivalry week. LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California will host the sixth annual We Run the City Rivalry Race presented by The Smile Generation this Sunday, Nov. 19, in support of ...

Volunteer Provides ‘Big League’ Stage

By Christian Barel Adrian Williams finds joy and value in his career as general manager for Big League Dreams in Perris, Calif. For some, the role of general manager may seem like a simple job, but to Williams, it goes beyond administrative tasks. Williams, along with his staff, provide a venue that includes scaled-downed replicas ...

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 ...

INSIDE SOSC: Volunteers Enhance Fall Games Experience

The athletes are always the central focus of any Special Olympics Southern California competition. But the execution only gets accomplished with the help of ready-and-willing volunteers. More than 1,000 volunteers in various roles – from sports officials to law enforcement to medical teams, and everything in-between – donated their time at the 2017 Fall Games ...

What They’re Saying at the 2017 Fall Games – Day 2

Every Fall Games competition brings together a wide array of athletes, coaches and volunteers. Here’s what some of them had to say Sunday during the second day of competition at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, and Fountain Bowl: "I've worked with kids, anything from Down syndrome to autism... working with special education ...

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: Inspiration Abound at Fall Games on Day 1

Every year, Fall Games attracts more than 900 athletes throughout Special Olympics Southern California’s footprint. The common bond is most of, if not all, the athletes have overcome some sort of adversity via intellectual disability to compete and showcase their capabilities. The volunteers and fans in attendance certainly took notice Saturday for the first day ...