USA Games Extends Beyond Competitions

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games has offered a different, but equally wonderful experience to a pair of Trabuco Hills High School students. Priscilla Price and Eloisa Pichon are part of the Youth Leadership Experience, and early highlights from their trip include meeting Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver. Priscilla's Special Olympics experience ...

#USAGames Today: What An Opening Day

SEATTLE, Wash. -- What an opening day of competition for Special Olympics Southern California (#TeamSOSC) at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. All 66 #SOSCAthletes will be in action in day one from Seattle. That's softball, golf, tennis, track, swimming, bocce, Unified soccer and both basketball teams! Whew! Here is a look at what is on ...

2018 USA Games: An ‘Awesome’ Opening

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The 66 Special Olympics Southern California athletes rocked the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony on Sunday at University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. PHOTOS: 2018 USA Games - Opening Ceremony With several first-time USA Games participants, in general, it also marked the first time SOSC has sent Unified teams to the ...

USA Games Spotlight: Dustin Plunkett

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Dustin Plunkett has a variety of titles, roles and experiences that would make for great conversation starters. Special Olympics Southern California manager of development and athlete leadership. Inspirational speaker. On-air ESPN analyst. He's even had dinner with former President Barack Obama at the White House. That's just scratching the surface, and it's ...

What an Arrival in Seattle!

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Special Olympics Southern California's 66 USA Games athletes were greeted with a roaring arrival on Welcome Day when they landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday afternoon. Volunteers were waiting for the athletes as they stepped off the plane. The volunteers were equipped with pom-poms, some created signs and all of them ...

And They’re Off

LONG BEACH -- It is #SendoffSaturday! The 66 Special Olympics Southern California athletes, or #TeamSOSC as they are known, took off from LAX today to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Opening Ceremony is tomorrow from Seattle with competition beginning Monday. Families and friends wished the 66 #SOSCAthletes good luck and sent them off ...

USA Games Spotlight: Paul Lapre

Two days from the start of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, an opportunity more than 4,000 athletes from around the country will get to experience, it's only fitting to spotlight one of the elder statesmen who knows just how fleeting moments in life can be. Meet 64-year-old Paul Lapre. As a refresher, Paul has ...

USA Games Spotlight: Steven Espinoza

By Hannah van Warmerdam Steven Espinoza, a five-time gold medalist at this year’s Summer Games, seems to be unstoppable in the pool. With a bright smile on his face and gold medal around his neck earlier this year after winning the 50-meter backstroke, which happens to be his favorite event, it is clear Steven is ...

USA Games Spotlight: Ashlee Bahr

By Sean Minnihan If there’s one endearing quality shared between the 66 Special Olympics Southern California athletes headed to Seattle this summer, it would undoubtedly be the commitment to set and achieve their goals. Ashlee Bahr is no different. “Special Olympics has helped me the most by getting stronger, overcoming my fears and anxiety, and ...

USA Games Spotlight: Lisa Koskovich

By Hannah van Warmerdam Since swimming in her first Special Olympics competition at 10 years old, Lisa Koskovich has worked her way from the bottom to the top. She went from winning ribbons to now winning multiple gold medals in more than 15 SOSC Summer Games. Now, Lisa feels honored to be chosen to compete ...