INSIDE SOSC: News and Notes From Summer Games – Day 1

Whew! Talk about a jam-packed day to kick off the 48th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games! Athletes, coaches, volunteers and a drove of Fans in the Stands rocked the Cal State Long Beach campus on Saturday. Here are some news, notes and quotes from the Games: The energy at Summer Games was infectious ...

Summer Games – Day 1 in Photos

A select group of photos from day one of the 2017 Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games at California State University, Long Beach. The games got off to a big start as 1,100 athletes and more than 10,000 others celebrate the most inspirational athletes in Southern California. Look for more photos as the game progress.

Energy, Passion Take Over Day 1 at Summer Games

The smile and cheers from fans like Siope Moa provided the energy for the athletes competing on Day 1 of the 48th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games at Cal State Long Beach. A first-time volunteer, Siope came into the event with an open mind and was just “looking to be of service” as ...

Summer Games Eve – Witness The Passion

The 48th annual Summer Games arrives onto the campus of California State University, Long Beach tomorrow morning (June 10). They officially begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony. Here is an update on what you need to know to attend one of the greatest sport traditions in Southern California. Come early and stay late. ...

INSIDE SOSC: How Summer Games Comes Together

Special Olympics Southern California’s 48th annual Summer Games will bring together more than 1,100 athletes across 27 delegation that span nine regions this weekend. If you’ve had the event circled on your calendar and been following along with any updates, you’re probably aware of those numbers. But what does it take to put together an ...

Celebrate Global Running Day

By Naomi Cahill Calling all USC and UCLA students and devoted fans! It’s that time again to start thinking about Special Olympics Southern California’s We Run the City 5K run/walk and 10K race. Trojans and Bruins will compete for charity and bragging rights November 19 on the UCLA campus. No matter who you run with, ...

LETR Final Leg – Day With Central Leg

#WeAreSOSC spent a day with the LETR Final Leg, joining representatives from the Palos Verdes Estes Police Department, Torrance PD, Redondo Beach PD, Hermosa Beach PD, Manhattan Beach PD and El Segundo PD. It was just 20 miles of the nearly 900 the Flame of Hope will travel on its way to being the 2017 ...

Azusa Police Chief, Daughter Bond Over Special Olympics

Azusa Police Chief Stephan Hunt is no stranger to Special Olympics and the Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley region. It’s become customary to find him in attendance at the Pomona Area Games, interacting with the athletes he’s become familiar with on a first name basis over the years. But he can thank his daughter, Madison, and ...

Come for the Games, Stay for the Atmosphere

The competition over two days at the 48th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games will be the main attraction, but there also will be plenty to see and do as you explore the California State University, Long Beach campus on June 10 and 11. Live entertainment, booths, athlete health services (Healthy Athlete Village), and ...

Champions a Highlight to Annual Breakfast

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – The annual Rafer Johnson Breakfast With Champions is held on the opening day of the Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games and celebrates the passion of sports. The Breakfast will once again live up to its name as the tradition of champions will be a highlight of the ...