Tag: special olympics

The Revolution is Inclusion: First-ever Special Olympics athlete-led panel convenes at United Nations

Dustin Plunkett demands inclusion for all during 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties. On Monday, June 10th, Special Olympics International, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations (UN) hosted a panel discussion ...

A Torch Running Pioneer

by Tessa Sechler Many say that people who are runners like it because they get to be alone. Others say that they find friendship in the groups they run with. While she may not have known it at the time, Special Olympics Southern California athlete Laura Cook helped spread the tradition of one the most ...

Steve Bolton: ‘We Are the Edge of the Movement’

By Tessa Sechler Volunteers within Special Olympics could easily be compared to the oil that flows through a machine, allowing everything to run smoothly. From setup, meal services and overall constant support, volunteers are the people that the athletes see most. Special Olympics could not be the success that it is without the work of ...

Rafer Johnson: A Special Olympics Visionary

Rafer Johnson has endless achievements to his name. He has won an Olympic gold medal and silver medal in the decathlon. Sports Illustrated named him its Sportsman of the Year in 1958 and ESPN included him among the 100 Greatest North American Athletes of the 20th century. He’s appeared in a James Bond film. Yet, ...

Six Southern California Athletes Chosen for 2019 World Games

Updated July 29, 2018 LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 20, 2018) – Six athletes from Special Olympics Southern California have been chosen to participate in the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in March of 2019. Representing Southern California at the World Games will be Megan Bingham (La Crescenta, Calif.), ...

ESPN Coverage for USA Games Begins July 1

LONG BEACH, Calif. - ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle will begin July 1 with a live two-and-a-half hour special on ABC capturing the inspiration, pageantry, performances and special guests of the USA Games Opening Ceremony. Kevin Negandhi will host ESPN’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony, and will anchor its nightly coverage ...

2018 Summer Games: One-Month Countdown

LONG BEACH (May 9, 2018) – One month from today, the 49th annual Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games will begin with Opening Ceremony on the campus of California State University, Long Beach on June 9. The Summer Games will run through Sunday, June 10 and will begin a year-long celebration of Special Olympics Southern ...

INSIDE SOSC: What to Expect in 2018

A new year brings new experiences, and 2018 will have a few in store for Special Olympics Southern California’s athletes and supporters. So here are a few events to put on your calendar: Celebrating a half-century! Special Olympics turns 50 this year! Stay tuned to this site and our social media channels as we celebrate ...

Fall Sports Season Giveaway

LOS ANGELES -- Nothing signals the start of the fall sports campaign like the beginning of the football season, and to celebrate, Special Olympics Southern California will be giving away three pairs of tickets to the season opener for the Los Angeles Rams against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles ...

In Case You Missed It…

On Sunday, the LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Team completed their season with a 4-0 win over San Jose. They finished a perfect 3-0 on the season. INSIDE SOSC: A Day With LA Galaxy Unified PHOTOS: LA Galaxy Unified vs. San Jose Earthquakes Unified But what you might have missed is what ...