Tag: Beyond Sports

Special Olympics Southern California Delegates Part of Capitol Hill Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 18, 2018 – Special Olympics athletes, program leaders, unified partners, and family members from all 50 states and the District of Columbia converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 13 for Special Olympics’ annual “Capitol Hill Day.” This was the first time in the 16-year history of Capitol Hill ...

Yorba Linda Resident Appointed to Special Olympics Board

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) has appointed Orange County resident Dr. April Lopez as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Lopez, of Yorba Linda, is an Orange County-based Doctor of Chiropractic. Since 2001, she has owned and continues to operate a successful practice in the City of Orange near Angel ...

#SundaySpotlight: Fall Coach Honorees

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- At the conclusion of the fall sports season, Special Olympics Southern California honored the Coaches of the Season for Fall 2017. Earning the honor were Kayla Edwards (softball, Santa Barbara), Eileen Malumaleumu (bowling, Carson), Jacque Martin (tennis, Oceanside), Carly Matera (volleyball, San Luis Obispo) and Adam Sutphin (soccer, Glendale). Special Olympics ...

Ready to Plunge

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Get ready to be freezin’ for a reason and show how brave you are while raising funds for Special Olympics. Participate in Special Olympics Southern California’s annual Big Bear Polar Plunge™ benefiting Inland Empire athletes on Saturday, March 3, at Veteran's Park on the shores of Big Bear Lake. LINKS: Registration | ...

Andrew Kramer: Beyond Sports

Andrew Kramer does not let an intellectual disability define him or limit his capabilities. When he’s not playing tennis for Special Olympics Tri-Valley, Andrew works at a tax office in Santa Monica. Andrew’s accomplishments include being part of the first graduating class of UCLA Extension’s two-year certificate program for individuals with disabilities in 2009. He ...

#Bestof2017: Little Voice

This last week of 2017, we have looked 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 the final day of 2017, we wrap-up our "Best of 2017" with this story about ...

#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 ...

Gaining a Voice

Prior to starting with Special Olympics Southern California, Digna Punsalang has always known her daughter Patricia to be more reserved and quiet. But during a get-together among her peers, Patricia was asked to stand up in front of a small group. That’s when Digna first saw how the organization had made a difference outside of ...

A Wealth of Perseverance

By Christian Barel There is no challenge that Rebecca Nerney can’t overcome. In 45 years as a Special Olympics athlete, she’s honed her skillset and built upon her confidence as an athlete and individual. At the eager age of 8, she began training and competing in Special Olympics after a teacher introduced her to the ...

INSIDE SOSC: The Gift of SOSC

As we enter into December and the holiday season, Special Olympics Southern California is launching a month-long campaign that celebrates the “gift of SOSC.” Who better than those directly impacted by the mission – the athletes – to share how Special Olympics has made a positive change in their lives. We’ll be doing that through ...