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USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Special Olympics Helps Tessa Nagy To Be The Best Version of Herself

By Melanie Barrios  Through Special Olympics, athletes have the opportunity to train in different sports and discover new strengths and abilities that help them find joy, confidence, and fulfillment on ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Kayla Aulis Is On a Journey to Becoming a Champion

By Melanie Barrios  Look up kindness in the dictionary and one might see a picture of Kayla Aulis. She knows the importance of doing good in the world and spreading ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Manuel Prieto Found His Passion in the Pool

By Peter Tkac   Manuel Prieto is a 19-year-old student at Los Angeles Valley College. He is also a Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Athlete who is competing at the 2022 ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Dawn Albritton’s Third Time Is A Charm

By Melanie Barrios  Dawn Albritton is no stranger to USA Games. The 25-year-old is heading to the Games for the third time since joining Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC). Though ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Lorna Murakami Says Her Ultimate Goal Is to Win

By Terrionna Brockman  Long Beach swimming athlete, Lorna Murakami will take steady strides in Orlando, Florida where she will compete at USA Games for the first time. She is no ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Matt Glumac Says Golf Takes Dedication and Practice

By Kimberly Villa  Matt Glumac has been playing golf for almost his entire life. He first picked up a club at five years old and played his first full 18-hole ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Mark Uyeda Thrives on Competitive Sports

By Quyen Nguyen  Mark Uyeda, a decorated swimmer and bowler, has been a part of Special Olympics Southern California for 18 years and this will be his first time competing ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Sasha Cruz Makes History In Her Family

By Terrionna Brockman Long Beach swim athlete, Sasha Cruz is ready to take a dive at USA Games in Orlando, Florida! She will be making history in her family as ...

USA Games Athlete Spotlight: Nathan Yamazaki Excited To Make a Splash in Orlando

By Quyen Nguyen  There is no limit to how great an athlete can be and Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) swimming athlete, Nathan Yamazaki is a great example of that. ...

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The Athlete & Coach Bond

by Christian Bood In the pool of life, everyone deserves a support system to keep them afloat. Someone to guide us through the water when situations get tough or simply ...

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