Tag: Fans in the Stands

More than 900 Athletes Will Reach For the Gold at 2017 Fall Games

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (Oct. 26) — More than 900 athletes will Reach for the Gold at Special Olympics Southern California’s 2017 Fall Games on Nov. 11 – 12 at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center & Sports Park and Nov. 12 at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley. Athletes will compete in five sports – bowling, soccer, ...

INSIDE SOSC: Motivating for Athletes, Inspiring for Fans

The most underrated part of Special Olympics competitions is Fans in the Stands. Athletes love the opportunity to compete in front of cheering and adoring fans, but it has tremendous impact on their parents. “There’s nothing better than people cheering for your kid,” says Karren McClenahan, mother of track athlete Kelly. While athletes and parents ...

INSIDE SOSC: Big Crowds Mean Bigger Confidence Boosts

Several athletes at Special Olympics Southern California can pinpoint a variety of aspects they enjoy most about competing. A solid number of responses will tie back to the atmosphere and encouragement they receive from a supportive group of engaged spectators. Many will tell you that the roar of a crowd can result in a significant ...