Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

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WHAT WE DO

Special Olympics Southern California offers 13 sports across 4 seasons, serving thousands of athletes in community and school-based programs in 11 counties. It also offers opportunities for athletes to improve their overall health and wellness, gain leadership skills and much more. These programs are supported by a passionate community including more than 50 employees, thousands of volunteers, SOSC’s valued partners and donors, and the community at large.

Sports

Having fun, developing skills and building self-esteem is the life of a Special Olympics athlete. We offer seasonal sports training and competitions for people of all ages and skill levels.

Leadership

Empowering athletes to spread acceptance and inclusion and live more independent lives through leadership training. This training prepares them to be leaders on their sports team and in the game of life.

Athlete Health

Keeping the athletes healthy so they can compete is a key goal. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor skills.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

BECOME AN ATHLETE

Train and compete in seasonal sports.

VOLUNTEER

Give & receive the gift of joy by becoming a volunteer or coach

DONATE

Make a donation to help change the lives of Special Olympics athletes.

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View the many stories of courage, acceptance & inclusion.

Join Our Team

Your work with Special Olympics Southern California will touch the lives of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, their families and friends.

WHO WE ARE

Special Olympics Southern California provides seasonal sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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Impact in Southern California

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MEET THE PEOPLE OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics Southern California has received a four-star rating for the third year in a row from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
The sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Special Olympics Southern California this top tier rating from Charity Navigator.
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