Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Get ready to be inspired by the most extraordinary athletic youth around. Special Olympics Southern California 2015 Summer Games returns to Cal State Long Beach in the Los Angeles area, June 13-14. http://www.sosc.org/summergames. Athletes from as far south as San Diego to Santa Barbara to San Bernardino will participate.
The public, including families and kids, are invited to attend this special weekend-long event, where more than 2,000 volunteers and 1,100 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete for gold, silver or bronze medals.
Sports include Aquatics, Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, Bocce, Golf, and Gymnastics. This is the second largest Special Olympics competition held each year, at no cost to them or their families. Tickets are free to the event.
About Special Olympics Southern California
Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of more than 17,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health. Founded in 1969 by Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson, Special Olympics Southern California provides free year-round sports training and competitions to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation develops improved physical fitness and motor skills and greater self-confidence.Special Olympics has become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. As a result, people with intellectual disabilities become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Learn how you can get involved at SOSC.org.
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