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See the Athlete First


Having fun, developing skills and building self-esteem is the life of a Special Olympics athlete.

No matter the person's age or skill level, Special Olympics Southern California has something for every person with intellectual disabilities.

We offer year-round sports training and competitions in 12 sports, ranging from bowling and bocce to floor hockey and softball.

Become an Athlete

Find out more about how you can participate in Special Olympics Southern California. More...

Find a Program

Look for the program nearest to you. Then call, e-mail or drop by to see how to sign up. More...

Sports Rules

For information on rules and guides, visit Special Olympics' official sports rules page. More...

Leadership Programs

Opportunities for athletes to further their leadership skills and represent Special Olympics. More...

Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Authorized and Accredited by
Special Olympics, Inc. for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

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