The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will showcase the awe-inspiring abilities of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport, and celebrate the transformative power of Special Olympics.

From July 1-6, Seattle will welcome 3,500 athletes from across the country as they compete in 16 sports. A total of 10,000 family members and 50,000 fans will join the athletes to cheer them on.

Special Olympic Southern California is sending 70 local athletes to the Games! They will compete in athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, softball, swimming, tennis, and the unified high school competition.


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ATHLETICS

Ashlee Bahr - Santa Clarita
Xochiquetzalli Cabrera - San Gabriel Valley
Krystal Johnson - Inland Empire
Brett Laza - Inland Empire
James Morrell - San Gabriel Valley
Jennifer Palacios - San Gabriel Valley
Anthony Rodela - San Gabriel Valley
Jesus Salazar - Ventura County
Robert Waters - Los Angeles

Basketball

San Gabriel Valley

Fabiola Aceves
Terra Clendening
Jennifer Eckles
Danielle Moore
Alexandra Steen
Nihan Uslu
Antoinette Valencia
Bernadette Valencia

Bocce

Inland Empire

Jennifer Ali
Amanda Maling
Cara Pepe
Tina Phipps

Golf

Kyle Aragon - Tri Valley
Kent Menendez - San Diego County

Softball

San Gabriel Valley

Krysten Augustine
Brett Crane
Tyler Cribbs
Johnny Dixon
Andrew Gates
Bryan Gordon
Derrick Keeton
Paul Lapre
Matthew Lawrence
Samuel Mesa
Matthew Morse
Joseph Phillips
Dustin Plunkett
Travis Ridley
Cornelius Washington

Swimmming

Dawn Albritton - Kern County
Hayden Chrastka - Orange County
Steven Espinoza - Orange County
Nicolette Jones - Inland Empire
Lisa Koskovich - Los Angeles
Nicholas Laguna - Orange County
Jonathan Pierce - Los Angeles
Christina Principe - San Diego County
Ethan Tran - Orange County
Kiana Yep - Santa Clarita

Tennis

San Diego County

Michael Roth
Heidi Sand

UNIFIED HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION

Lompoc High School, Unified Basketball - Santa Barbara County
Southwest High School, Unified Soccer - San Diego County