Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

Special Olympics Southern California

Orange County Community

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In Orange County, we enrich the lives of thousands of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education and health.


Heart of a Champion
Saturday, May 4, 2023
Show your enthusiasm at the Heart of a Champion fundraising gala. Enjoy the Parade of Champions featuring Special Olympics athletes, celebrate our honorees for making a powerful commitment to Special Olympics, and experience an evening of tasty food and good people at the Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach.
Year-Round Sports
The Orange County 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)
The athletes have the opportunity to participate in high-quality competitions, from local team games up to community, country-level, and world competitions.
Become an Athlete: FREE
No matter the person's age or skill level, Special Olympics Orange County 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.

Get Involved

Make a difference in the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities. Donate your money, time, or talents to ensure the athletes continue to receive the top-quality sports training and competitions they deserve.

Become a

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.

Become a

Reach out and change the lives of thousands of Special Olympics athletes. We offer customized programs that let you create a corporate program that’s in line with your company’s goals and objectives.

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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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This community includes the following cities:

Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Atwood, Balboa, Balboa Island, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Capo Beach, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cowan Heights, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove Canyon, East Irvine, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Mission Viejo, Monarch Bay, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, North Tustin, Orange, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Robinson Ranch, Rossmoor, RSM, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Silverado, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, UCI, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.

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