Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

Special Olympics Southern California

San Luis Obispo County, Santa Maria & Lompoc

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Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County, Santa Maria & Lompoc offer training and competition opportunities in 12 different year-round sports.

Special Olympics provides training for life. Our programs not only provide people with intellectual disabilities with physical fitness and athletic competition, but also social interaction, community involvement, and empowerment.


LETR Golf Tournament
October 23, 2023

Tee off and change a life at the 44th Annual LETR Golf Tournament at the San Luis Obispo Golf and Country Club. This event benefits Special Olympics programs in San Luis Obispo County including supporting outreach efforts to get local athletes and coaches back into the game after the pandemic.
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

Did you know you don’t need sports or coaching experience to be a SOSC volunteer coach?

We will train 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 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.


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This community includes the following cities:

San Luis Obispo County: Adelaide, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Avila Beach, Cambria, Cayucos, Creston, Grover Beach, Harmony, Heritage Ranch, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Oceano, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, Shandon, Shell Beach, and Templeton.

Santa Barbara County: Lompoc, and Santa Maria


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