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Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of more than 28,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Southern California through sports, education, and athlete health.
Having fun, developing skills and building self-esteem is the life of a Special Olympics athlete. We offer year-round training and competitions in 12 sports for people of all ages and skill levels.
Special Olympics encourages inclusion, participation, and leadership in schools and students. Through partnerships, we introduce sports to special education students with practices and competitions.
Keeping our athletes healthy so they can compete is a key goal of the movement. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop improved physical fitness and motor
Train andcompete inyear-round sports
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Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round 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.
We are committed to responsible
stewardship of your support and are
proud of our high standards
Impact in Southern California
What Special Olympics does for us is gives us self-esteem. It taught me about myself and how I can accomplish my dreams.
~Michelle Core, Special Olympics Athlete
It’s the people and the coaches. It’s everybody that’s involved in Special Olympics who make it so bright and colorful.
~Jayson Warsuma, Special Olympics Athlete
We just want to be accepted just like everyone else. Give us a chance, and we can prove that we can make a difference in our lives and in other people’s lives.
~Paul Hoffman, Special Olympics Athlete
The sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Special Olympics Southern California a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Authorized and Accredited by Special Olympics, Inc. for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
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