Tag: Athletes

#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 ...

#Bestof2017: Determination

This last week of 2017, we will take a look at some of the moments that define the movement here at Special Olympics Southern California. There were so many, but we are attempting to give you the "Best of 2017." Today, on Christmas Day, we start with this amazing moment on the track, as told ...

Beautiful Day for a Run

LOS ANGELES - The 2017 We Run the City 5K/10K on the campus of UCLA ordered up perfect weather. And the day didn't disappoint in raising funds for Special Olympics Southern California athletes. From the run itself, to the Kids' Run and the Unified Sports Rivalry Series flag football game, there was plenty to cheer ...

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: Getting Pumped For Fall Games

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (Nov. 9) -- The 2017 Fall Games, the culminating event for the Special Olympics Southern California fall season, is in two days at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park. Opening Ceremony is set for 9 am on Saturday, Nov. 11 with more than 900 athletes poised to Reach for the Gold. ...

The Art of Body English

Merriam-Webster defines body English as "bodily motions made in a usually unconscious effort to influence the progress of a propelled object." Major league baseball players do it, waving their arms to keep a ball fair. Golfers do it in hopes to influence the ball from hooking into a hazard. At the Southeast Los Angeles Whittier ...

SOSC Announces Upcoming Changes to Sports Offerings

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California has unveiled a new sports plan that will maximize the amount of training and competition for athletes year-round, allow it to serve more athletes than ever before, and enhance the athlete experience. A Sports Taskforce formed in 2016 to assess SOSC’s sports offerings and ...

Fall Sports Season Giveaway

LOS ANGELES -- Nothing signals the start of the fall sports campaign like the beginning of the football season, and to celebrate, Special Olympics Southern California will be giving away three pairs of tickets to the season opener for the Los Angeles Rams against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles ...

INSIDE SOSC: A Day With L.A. Galaxy Unified

Judging by all the smiles on the faces of the Los Angeles Galaxy Unified soccer team, Sunday afternoon’s experience at the StubHub Center in Carson was nothing short of a thrill. Maybe it was the chance to watch their Major League Soccer counterparts square off against the San Jose Earthquakes prior to their own match. ...

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 ...