Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

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Inland Empire Community

In Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, we enrich the lives of more than 4,500 athletes with and without intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and health. 

SPORTS, TRAINING, GAMES & EVENTS

Big Bear Polar Plunge
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Run, walk, or dance into the chilly waters of Big Bear Lake on Saturday, March 4, 2023 to raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. For just a minimum of $50, you can participate in the coolest event of 2023 - the Polar Plunge. Not only will you brave the cold waters, but you'll have the opportunity to earn incentives, party with friends, and be freezin' for a reason: to help support Special Olympics.
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Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
During this time of limited in-person events or training, SOSC is committed to helping athletes not only stay in shape for their sport seasons, but help them create a Healthy Lifestyle year round. The Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is designed to help set healthy patterns and routines for all in their daily lives.
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Sports
The Inland Empire community offers 12 Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Spring Season (February - May): Athletics (track and field), Basketball, Bocce, Flag Football and Swimming
  • Bowling Season (June - August)
  • Fall Season (August - November): Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball
  • Floorball Season (November - March)
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Competitions
The athletes have the opportunity to participate in high-quality competitions, from local team games up to community, country-level, and world competitions.
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Become an Athlete: FREE
No matter the person's age or skill level, Special Olympics Inland Empire has something for every person with intellectual disabilities. We deliver high-quality, year-round competition and training opportunities in an inclusive culture that stresses athletic excellence, rewards determination, emphasizes health, and celebrates personal achievement.
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Events

Participate in or be a fan in the stands for an event like the Polar Plunge or a local competition.

Volunteer

Special Olympics would not exist today without the expertise, time, and enthusiasm of its volunteers. Whatever your interests, talents, background and availability, there are opportunities for you.

Athlete Health

Keeping the 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

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 the Inland Empire

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This community includes the following cities:

Adelanto, Aguanga, Alta Loma, Amboy, Angelus Oaks, Anza, Apple Valley, Argus, Arrowbear Lake, Arrowhead Farms, Baker, Banning, Barstow, Beaumont, Bermuda Dunes, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Bloomington, Blue Jay, Blythe, Bryn Mawr, Cabazon, Cadiz, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Cedar Glen, Cedarpines Park, Cherry Valley, Chino, Chino Hills, Cima, Coachella, Colton, Corona, Crest Park, Crestline, Daggett, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Devore Heights, Eagle Mountain, Earp, El Mirage, Essex, Etiwanda, Fawnskin, Fontana, Forest Falls, Fort Irwin, Gilman Hot Springs, Grand Terrace, Green Valley Lake, Guasti, Helendale, Hemet, Hesperia, Highland, Hinkley, Homeland, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, Indio, Jess Ranch, Johnson Valley, Joshua Tree, Kelso, La Quinta, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Elsinore, Lakeview, Landers, Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Ludlow, Lytle Creek, March Air Reserve Base, Mecca, Menifee, Mentone, Mira Loma, Montclair, Moreno Valley, Morongo Valley, Mountain Center, Mountain Pass, Mt Baldy, Murrieta, Muscoy, Needles, Newberry Springs, Nipton, Norco, North Palm Springs, Nuevo, Oak Glen, Oak Hills, Ontario, Oro Grande, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Parker Dam, Patton, Perris, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Pioneertown, Quail Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Mirage, Redlands, Rialto, Rimforest, Ripley, Riverside, Romoland, Rubidoux, Running Springs, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Skyforest, Sugarloaf, Sun City, Temecula, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Twin Peaks, Upland, Verdemont, Victorville, Vidal, Whitewater, Wildomar, Winchester, Wrightwood, Yermo, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley.

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