Tag: Choose To Include

INSIDE SOSC: LA Galaxy Unified Opener, and Hoops Action in Lakewood

This week, WeAreSOSC.org brings to you a brother tandem on the LA Galaxy Unified soccer team and a basketball enthusiast in the South Bay. LA Galaxy Unified Opener Danny Saucedo has been playing soccer his whole life. He is even more dedicated to support his brother, Armando, a Special Olympics athlete for the past three ...

USA Games Spotlight: Ricardo Cortez and Jeffrey Ray

Through Unified Sports, athletes with and without intellectual disabilities often discover that they have more in common than they initially realized. Basketball is that bond for Lompoc High School and 2018 Special Olympics USA Games teammates Ricardo Cortez and Jeffrey Ray. They both even enjoy watching NBA superstar LeBron James, an athlete who has openly ...

USA Games Spotlight: Antonio Sainz

By Ashley Carney Happiness comes from the people we surround ourselves with. It’s those contagious smiles and laughs that we all live for, and the fun memories we make along the way. For Antonio Sainz, a Unified soccer player, his happiness comes from the moments he spends with his teammates. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Antonio ...

USA Games Spotlight: Hannah Larsh and Ramona Parrish

One month from now, Ramona Parrish and Hannah Larsh will be off to Seattle along with their Lompoc High School Unified basketball teammates for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. For Ramona, the newest member to the team, Special Olympics provides an opportunity to get "stronger." As part of a Unified team, the Special Olympics ...

#SundaySpotlight: Christopher Barnes

From fútbol to football, Christopher Barnes enjoys the thrill of competition. This summer, the Southwest High School product from San Diego and his teammates will compete in Unified soccer at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. Christopher, who first got involved with Special Olympics through track and field, said the best part is "competing ...

USA Games Spotlight: Ruby Gonzales and Ashley Schroff

By Hannah van Warmerdam Being involved in sports has many benefits. It brings people together, helps teach valuable lessons, encourages others to achieve goals and ultimately creates unity among team members. Unified sports provides these opportunities for players both with and without intellectual disabilities to compete in a friendly, yet competitive atmosphere. Athletes such as ...

INSIDE SOSC: ‘A Snowball of Goodwill’

The road to Summer Games draws near as competitions around the regions wind down and June approaches. Athletes from San Diego County and beyond made their way to Carlsbad High School last Saturday for basketball, bocce and swimming competitions. PHOTOS: 2018 San Diego Regional Spring Games The host county has enjoyed the support of two ...

USA Games Spotlight: Pilar Roncoroni

By Sean Minnihan Pilar Roncoroni got her start with Unified Sports because her mother, but it wouldn’t take long for her to recognize that she had fully embraced her role in playing soccer with her fellow Special Olympics athletes. Unified Sports, for Pilar, started as a school program to participate in, and now she is ...

USA Games Spotlight: Satanna Chapman and Danielle Morgan

By Sean Minnihan “Team sports bring people together.” That line best sums up Unified Sports in Special Olympics, and Special Olympics athlete Satanna Chapman and Unified partner Danielle Morgan are a perfect example. They’re helping to break down barriers and promote inclusion in sports as part of the Lompoc High School Unified basketball team that ...

USA Games Spotlight: Everardo Velador

Everardo Velador has interests that extend beyond the soccer field. In fact, you would have to go as far back as ancient Greece. When asked what time period he would like to visit, the 17-year-old perked up and mentioned his love for studying the likes of Plato and Alexander the Great. “328 B.C.,” Everardo said, ...