Tag: Beyond Sports

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 ...

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 ...

Healthy Athletes A Big Impact at Summer Games

Special Olympics Southern California takes over California State University, Long Beach for the 2017 Summer Games, using a large footprint in and around all of the athletic venues on the northwest side of the sprawling campus. Located just south of the Walter Pyramid will be one of the largest non-competition based compounds of the Games, ...

Final Leg Continues Tradition

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 29, 2017) – The 48th annual Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Summer Games will take place June 10-11 on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The Opening Ceremony will begin on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. However, it will not start without the Flame of Hope, and its journey ...

Are You the Next Dream House Winner?

Anthony Bozanich is almost restrained by default. So when Special Olympics Southern California President and CEO Bill Shumard called him on the day of the 2016 Dream House Raffle grand prize drawing, the circumstances hadn’t quite clicked. Anthony, who was traveling in his car at the time, was asked, “Are you sitting down?” “I thought ...

Goals For Good

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TO HOST A UNIFIED SOCCER DEMONSTRATION AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITOL SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Athletes and representatives from Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) and Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) will converge on the California State Capitol Building for a Unified Soccer demonstration, a proclamation and more as part of Special Olympics California Hill Day ...

Stevens to Earn Humanitarian Award

BUY TICKETS LONG BEACH (May 16, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California is proud to announce Tom Stevens as this year’s Rafer Johnson Humanitarian Award winner. Stevens, chairman and president of Los Angeles Capital Management, started his relationship with Special Olympics Southern California as a coach in the 1990s. He has chaired Breakfast with Champions ...

Registration to Pull Now Open

PLANE PULL LINKS: Event Flyer | Form A Team | Register as an Individual | Interest Form | Car & Motorcycle Show LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 12, 2017) – The ultimate man-versus-machine Plane Pull fundraiser for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) is back for its 12th annual run at the Long Beach Airport on August ...

Southern California Schools Becoming Unified Champions

LONG BEACH (May 11, 2017) – The word champion is defined as “a person who fights for a cause” or “to support the cause of; defend.” A primary initiative for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) is the Schools Program, and 28 Southern California schools have risen to earn the label of Unified Champion Schools. With sports ...

Volunteering a ‘Thrill’ For Retired CHP Officer

  For retired California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Blondon, the moments at the medal stand with the Special Olympics Southern California athletes represented “the biggest and best part” of his involvement. But that was just one aspect of a role with the Law Enforcement Torch Run that allowed him to volunteer at various events, and ...