Tag: tennis

USA Games Spotlight: Michael Roth

By Hannah van Warmerdam As tennis athlete Michael Roth eagerly awaits the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, he reminisces on how his tennis coach Jacque Martin and his family first got him started in Special Olympics. Michael said Jacque is one of his biggest role models. “Jacque has always been there for me,” he said. ...

Andrew Kramer: Beyond Sports

Andrew Kramer does not let an intellectual disability define him or limit his capabilities. When he’s not playing tennis for Special Olympics Tri-Valley, Andrew works at a tax office in Santa Monica. Andrew’s accomplishments include being part of the first graduating class of UCLA Extension’s two-year certificate program for individuals with disabilities in 2009. He ...

Michael Roth: Magnetizing

By Christian Barel As a child, Michael Roth was known for his magnetizing persona. At the age of 11, during a family trip to the Grand Canyon, he easily made friends with bystanders and would introduce them to his parents. There is something about Michael that can’t be missed. No matter what room he enters, ...

Fall Games – Day Two in Photos

Day two of the the 2017 Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games on Saturday, Nov. 12 got started from the bowling venue at Fountain Bowl. More than 350 bowlers from SOSC's nine regions took center stage. Action last a traditional 9 to 5 work day with two sessions taking place occupying 50 lanes. Fountain Valley Sports ...

RECAP: 2017 Fall Games Day 2

Since August, Special Olympics Southern California athletes across nine regions have practiced and competed locally. Their hard work and preparation culminated, three months later, with Sunday’s close to Fall Games at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, and the one-day bowling event at Fountain Bowl. 2017 Fall Games - Day Two Photo Gallery “Fall ...

RECAP: 2017 Fall Games Day 1

Special Olympics Southern California athletes brought their A-game on Day 1 of the 2017 Fall Games at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park. More than 900 athletes competed in soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Of the sports, tennis was the lone competition that awarded medals. PHOTOS: 2017 Fall Games, Day 1 Highlights included ...

Fall Games – Day One in Photos

The 2017 Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games began on Saturday, Nov. 11 from Fountain Valley Sports Park in Fountain Valley, Calif. Following an opening ceremony that featured hugs, fist pumps, cool socks and a torch lighting, the games began. Four of the five sports were in action. The Festival was also a busy place ...

INSIDE SOSC: Getting Pumped For Fall Games

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (Nov. 9) -- The 2017 Fall Games, the culminating event for the Special Olympics Southern California fall season, is in two days at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park. Opening Ceremony is set for 9 am on Saturday, Nov. 11 with more than 900 athletes poised to Reach for the Gold. ...

Fall Games Schedule Taking Shape

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2017) -- It is officially Fall Games week for Special Olympics Southern California. The Games will take place on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-12 in Fountain Valley. Soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball competitions will take place both days at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park while bowling will take place ...

#SundaySpotlight: Fall Sports Season

LONG BEACH, Calif. – As the month of August nears, so too does the fall sports season for Special Olympics Southern California. August 1 is the official start of the season for bowling, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. The fall sports season is still in need of volunteer coaches. These “inside of sports” volunteers include ...