National Volunteer Week: Jim Reynolds

Cowboy by Heart, General Contractor by Profession

Congratulations 2019 SOSC Volunteer Award Recipients!

Every year, Special Olympics Southern California recognizes volunteers that go above and beyond in their volunteer roles. Congratulations to our 2019 John West and Harahan award recipients! We appreciate all you do for our athletes and our movement! 2019 JOHN WEST AWARD WINNER The John West Award is presented annually to honor volunteers’ accomplishments within ...

When Two Worlds Collide

by Tessa Sechler There are many businesses and fundraisers that support Special Olympics Southern California, but to some athletes, the AVP Campaign may be the most impactful. From March 27 to April 23, Albertson’s, Vons and Pavilions are asking their shoppers to donate to SOSC during checkout, with the goal of raising $1.5 million. This ...

INSIDE SOSC: Previewing the Spring

April is typically one of the action-packed months in the Special Olympics Southern California calendar, as the spring season gets underway this weekend. The slate of competitions will only get more fierce this year, with flag football officially joining the rotation after spending 2018 as a demonstration sport in Southern California. In addition, a number ...

Your Voice is Needed Tell Congress to #ChoosetoInclude

The U.S. Department of Education has proposed the elimination of funding for Special Olympics in the 2020 federal budget. Special Olympics Southern California relies on federal funding to support our Schools Partnership Program, which brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities through sports, whole-school engagement and inclusive leadership. These programs are critical to building ...

INSIDE SOSC: Show Support at the Checkout Counter

Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions, a big supporter of Special Olympics Southern California, will kick off its checkout fundraiser in 345 stores from March 27 through April 23. Last year, the fundraiser generated more than $1.24 million in support of SOSC athletes. Donations at the checkout counter help provide various services and equipment for SOSC athletes, ...

Inside the Tryouts of LA Galaxy Special Olympics Unified Team

Close to 50 excited soccer players got to play out their childhood dreams as they tried out for the LA Galaxy Special Olympics Unified Team on Sunday, March 10 at Dignity Health Sports Park. The MLS Unified Soccer Experience brings together athletes with and without intellectual abilities for a unique opportunity to participate on an ...

2019 World Games: In Closing

As the 215 Special Olympics USA athletes enjoy Thursday's Closing Ceremony at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and prepare to return home, let's take a look back at how the six Special Olympics Southern California athletes performed. As a delegation, Special Olympics USA amassed 71 gold, 60 silver and 72 bronze ...

2019 World Games: March 20 Round-up

The remaining Special Olympics Southern California athletes closed out the 2019 World Games strong — and one runner, in particular, received a much welcomed surprise on Wednesday. Three days ago, Tyrone Garrett was given a "maximum effort" disqualification in the 200-meter race. Upon further review, officials reversed the decision and Garrett was awarded the gold ...

World Games Spotlight: Sarah Kovacs

Sarah Kovacs has a busy day ahead of her as the 2019 Special Olympics World Games competitions come to a close Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates. The Special Olympics Southern California runner will compete in a pair of races, the 800 meters and a 4x100-meter relay, as she looks for her first medal of ...