Tag: family

Schuberts Make Volleyball A Family Affair

By Emma Lee When walking into the gym at this year’s Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games, your eyes were bound to find the Santa Clarita volleyball team, as cheers of excitement frequently arose. A large portion of those cheers were produced by the Schubert twins, Ryan and Taylor. Ryan, an athlete, began playing volleyball ...

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 ...

Giving for the Future

Fern Rudd, like any parent, wants to ensure her child’s future is secure – even long after she’s around to see his life unfold. Her son, Devon Thompson, is a 26-year-old Special Olympics Southern California athlete in the Inland Empire region. He grew up with limited language and verbal skills. It wasn’t until Devon started ...

Father Lives Through Daughter’s World Games Experience

Lorenzo Aceves remembers walking around Los Angeles as a tourist during the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was hoping to get a glimpse of the action and the atmosphere inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, but to no avail. Fast-forward 31 years later, now as a father to tennis player and Special Olympics Southern California athlete ...

An Eye-Opening Healthy Athletes Experience

By Naomi Cahill and Tracy McDannald Donna Wilson and her daughter, Vanessa, look at Special Olympics as more than a sports organization – thanks to an examination at a Healthy Athletes station. Donna and her husband have five children – three of them adopted and with Down syndrome. The two eldest boys grew up playing ...