Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley

Special Olympics Central Division enriches the lives of more than 6,280 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health.




Make a difference in the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities. Donate your money, time, or talents to ensure our athletes continue to receive the top-quality sports training and competitions they deserve.



Special Olympics would not exist today without the expertise, time, and enthusiasm of its volunteers. Whatever your interests, talents, background and availability, there are opportunities for you.


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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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Be a fan in the stand and cheer on our athletes at a local competition or attend one of our fun and exciting fundraisers like a Bowl-A-Thon or the Polar Plunge!




Special Olympics Central Division 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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Impact in the Central Division

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"People think that just because he or she is handicapped that they will not be able to do certain things. But that is not true. We can do things. Simply put, we can."

~Rudy Almeida,
Special Olympics Southeast LA Athlete

This division includes the following cities:

Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley: Baldwin Park, Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Hills, Bassett, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Carson, Century City, Cerritos, City of Commerce, City of Industry, Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Covina , Crystal City, Cudahy, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Dockweiler, Dodgertown, Downey, Duarte, East Los Angeles, , East Rancho Dominguez El Monte, El Segundo, Firestone Park , Gardena, Glassell, Glassell Park, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Harbor City, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hazard, Hermosa Beach, Highland Park, Holly Park, Hollyglen, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lawndale, Leimert Park, Lennox, Lincoln Heights, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Los Nietos, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Oakwood, Pacific Palisades, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Paramount, Pasadena, Phillips Ranch, Pico Rivera, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Pomona, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Park, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, Rosewood, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, San Pedro, Sanford, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Temple City, Topanga, Torrance, UCLA, Universal City, Venice, Vernon, View Park, Walnut, Walnut Park, Watts, West Covina, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Westchester, Whittier, Wilmington, and Windsor Hills.

Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley: Acton, Agoura, Agoura Hills, Agua Dulce, Arleta, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Castaic, Chatsworth, Cornell, Elizabeth Lake, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Green Valley, Juniper Hills, La Crescenta, Lake Balboa, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Lake View Terrace, Lancaster, Leona Valley, Littlerock, Mission Hills, Montrose, Newhall, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Palmdale, Panorama City, Pearblossom, Porter Ranch, Quartz Hill, Reseda, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Sepulveda, Shadow Hills, Sherman Oaks, Stevenson Ranch, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sun Village, Sunland, Sylmar, Tarzana, Toluca Lake, Tujunga, Val Verde, Valencia, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Valyermo, Van Nuys, Verdugo City, West Hills, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills.