June 10 - 11, 2017
About Summer Games
On June 10 and 11 we will witness the human spirit on full display at the 2017 Summer Games at California State University, Long Beach. Summer Games attracts more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California who will compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons. The Games features our six summer sports — aquatics, athletics (track & field), basketball, bocce, golf, and gymnastics.
Summer Games is one of two annual championships held at the conclusion of each sport season, with athletes coming together from throughout Southern California.
Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities in Southern California through sports, education, and athlete health, and thereby their communities.
We will have many volunteer opportunities during Summer Games and need the help of 3,000 volunteers to make to this event successful for the 1,100 athletes that will compete.
The 2017 schedule of competition times, locations and information you need to know to attend Summer Games will be available as the event draws nearer
For more information on becoming a 2017 Summer Games sponsor, please contact Kris Drummond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562.502.1128.
There is more to the Games than simply the competition. Special Olympics offers a number of programs beneficial to the athletes and their families, including free health screenings.
Special Olympics athletes at Summer Games receive free health screenings for optometry, podiatry, hearing, dental, dietary and fitness.
Families will be able to relax and enjoy good company, with a host of activities and refreshments available.
Attendees shop for souvenirs and merchandise at the official store for Special Olympics Southern California and Summer Games. Everything from T-shirts to hats to lapel pins and tote bags will be available.
Attendees can stop by to check out the entertainment, sponsor booths, games, arts and crafts, music, and much more. Families of athletes are also welcomed to stop by the Family Pavilion.
Young Athletes Festival
Children with or without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 - 7, are introduced to sports during the Young Athletes Festival
at Summer Games.
The Opening Ceremony kicks off Summer Games featuring the Parade of Athletes, live performances, and the lighting of the official cauldron to signify the beginning of the Games. The Closing Ceremony helps send off the athletes as they leave for home with their medals, ribbons, and lots of smiles.
Athletes and Coaches are invited to attend the Saturday dance.
Breakfast with Champions
Breakfast With Champions brings leaders of the business and sports communities together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes and to showcase the benefits provided by its programs. The breakfast includes inspiring speakers and videos, a parade of Olympians, prominent sports figures and Special Olympics athletes.