Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

Special Olympics Southern California

San Diego County Community

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In San Diego & Imperial Counties, we enrich the lives of thousands of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education and health.

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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.


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.

Guard the Flame

The Law Enforcement Torch Run raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Hundreds of officers serve as Guardians of the Flame, escorting the Flame of Hope to Summer Games and participating in fundraising throughout the year.

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Special Olympics San Diego County provide 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.


We are committed to responsible stewardship of your support and are proud of our high standards

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Receive updates on upcoming Special Olympics Southern California events and news about the athletes, volunteers and supporters of SOSC via email!

Local partners

Kaiser Permanente

This community includes the following cities:

Chiriaco Summit, Bard, Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Felicity, Heber, Holtville, Imperial, Niland, Ocotillo, Salton City, Seeley, Westmorland, Winterhaven, Alpine, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Boulevard , Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff , Cardiff by the Sea , Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar , Descanso, Dulzura , El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Guatay , Imperial Beach, Jacumba , Jamul, Julian , La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Lincoln Acres, Mount Laguna, National City, Nestor, Oceanside, Pala, Palo Verde, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, Valley Center, Vista, and Warner Springs.

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