#SundaySpotlight: From Playing to Coaching

Cody Nicholson is taking his love of basketball – and his studies – to Long Beach City College in the fall. Cody’s father, Vince, introduced him to Vikings women’s basketball head coach Michael Anderson. From there, Anderson connected with Cody’s high school coach at Brethren Christian, who noted his “basketball IQ.” Cody, a second-year Special ...

It’s Time to Pull for SOSC Athletes

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2017) – There are videos of individuals performing unique things that make you say “I want to try that” all over social media. If you are one of them, Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) has just the opportunity for you, and it benefits the more than 30,000 local athletes. The ...

Support Special Olympics Athletes Through Luna Grill This August

LONG BEACH, Calif. (August 9, 2017) – Diners at participating Luna Grill's Southern California locations (www.SOSC.org/LunaGrill) can help support Special Olympics athletes thanks to a fundraising campaign throughout the month of August. Guests will be asked during the order process if they wish to make an additional cash donation to support Special Olympics. All donations ...

INSIDE SOSC: Nike 3-on-3 Spawns World Games Flashback

Joe Hreish was back in the city that re-ignited his passion for Special Olympics, and he couldn’t help but smile about it. The Orange County athlete was among nearly 50 Special Olympics Southern California athletes competing in the Nike 3-on-3 basketball tournament in downtown Los Angeles. It was two years ago, during the 2015 Special ...

Special Olympics Hoops Slated for Nike 3-on-3

Nearly 50 Special Olympics Southern California athletes will be among the thousands of basketball players flocking to the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the Nike 3-on-3 at L.A. Live on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6. The street basketball tournament, which started in 2009, turns L.A. Live into a giant playground with approximately ...

PHOTOS: #MLBmemorybank of a Lifetime

Bank of America teamed up with the Los Angeles Dodgers to provide an opportunity of a lifetime of Special Olympics Southern California athletes from the Lakewood Dirtbags softball team and three from the Huntington Beach Tidal Waves. As part of #MLBmemorybank, an initiative providing baseball fans experiences of a lifetime, the athletes were surprised throughout ...

#SundaySpotlight: Fall Sports Season

LONG BEACH, Calif. – As the month of August nears, so too does the fall sports season for Special Olympics Southern California. August 1 is the official start of the season for bowling, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. The fall sports season is still in need of volunteer coaches. These “inside of sports” volunteers include ...

Oktoberfest on the Pier

LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 26, 2017) – This October, join some of the best chefs and restaurants in Los Angeles for an Oktoberfest celebration like none other, one that fuses great food and amusement park experiences to benefit Special Olympics Southern California athletes. Tickets for the 21st annual Pier del Sol on Sunday, Oct. 8 ...

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 ...

PHOTOS: Morning with ManU

On July 14, Special Olympics Southern California athletes participated in a "football" (soccer on this side of the pond) clinic hosted by Manchester United with partner AON. The morning included skill instruction and small-sided scrimmages. The end of the clinic included autographs and, or course, medals. Local high school players were invited to help with ...