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RECAP: 2018 Fall Games, Day 2

More than 1,100 Special Olympics Southern California athletes shined as the two-day 2018 Fall Games came to a close Sunday in Fountain Valley. Golf was the last of the five sports to wrap up, as the competitors battled a strong wind in the afternoon during the nine-hole round at David L. Baker Golf Course. In ...

RECAP: 2018 Fall Games, Day 1

The opening day of the 2018 Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games featured competitive action in a revamped championship event lineup Saturday in Fountain Valley. More than 1,100 athletes competed in traditional fall sports soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball, and golf made its Fall Games debut after the introduction of a new sports plan prior ...

INSIDE SOSC: IE Regional Fall Games

For a sixth year, Big League Dreams' facility played host to the Inland Empire Regional Fall Games this past weekend in Perris. Special Olympics Southern California athletes competed in soccer and softball, and the team of 67 Big League Dreams staff members assisted in scorekeeping, announcing, field setup and maintenance, security, and more. Several athletes ...

INSIDE SOSC: Busy Weekend of Action, Fun for Athletes

Special Olympics Southern California athletes showed that they work hard, and play even harder, this past weekend. Four competitions were spread out on the weekend, from as far north as Santa Maria to as down south as Riverside -- including the North Divisional Fall Games and Orange County's Regional Fall Games. Then, on Sunday, several ...

2018 USA Games: July 5 Round-up

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- As the competitions enter its final days, the intensity is palpable and Special Olympics Southern California seems to just get stronger. Swimming Five Team SOSC swimmers competed in separate divisions of the 50-meter freestyle, and one shattered a personal-best time Thursday at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Nicolette Jones and ...

USA Games Spotlight: Dustin Plunkett

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Dustin Plunkett has a variety of titles, roles and experiences that would make for great conversation starters. Special Olympics Southern California manager of development and athlete leadership. Inspirational speaker. On-air ESPN analyst. He's even had dinner with former President Barack Obama at the White House. That's just scratching the surface, and it's ...

USA Games Spotlight: Paul Lapre

Two days from the start of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, an opportunity more than 4,000 athletes from around the country will get to experience, it's only fitting to spotlight one of the elder statesmen who knows just how fleeting moments in life can be. Meet 64-year-old Paul Lapre. As a refresher, Paul has ...

#SundaySpotlight: Tyler Cribbs

Tyler Cribbs is more than just an athlete, and one day he hopes to parlay his love for sports into a broadcast career. Tyler, a radio and television major at Long Beach City College, has dreams of being a sports broadcaster or radio DJ. He currently works on two radio shows at the school. “I’ve ...

USA Games Spotlight: Matthew Lawrence

By Sean Minnihan Matthew Lawrence will be the first to admit the influence that Special Olympics has had on him in recent years. Matt, in an interview about his upcoming trip to Seattle with the Lakewood Dirtbags softball team, acknowledged how Special Olympics has transformed his life. His time with the organization helped him control ...

Paul Lapre: Banner Year

Few have had as thrilling a 2017 calendar year than Special Olympics Southern California softball athlete Paul Lapre, whose highlights include throwing out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium and a selection for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. “All my dreams are finally coming true,” said Paul, who first started competing in 1968. The ...