Special Olympics World Games Open in July

Every two years, Special Olympics athletes come together to compete at the Special Olympics World Games. Over 7,000 athletes from around the world will gather in Los Angeles this summer to show the true meaning of courage, joy, and determination. Athletes will be competing in a variety of different sports at venues throughout Los Angeles. Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports. Around 500,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s World Games. The games commence on July 25, 2015 and are free to attend. Learn more about the 2015 Special Olympics World Games here.

TCRC communities have stepped up as “Host Towns” for the games in San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. About 30,000 World volunteers are needed to support the host towns and athletes in creating a memorable and unique experience. Regardless of skills or background, there are volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups. Learn more about volunteering for the Special Olympics World Games here.

Other ways to support the games include fundraising, corporate sponsorship, or donating to a Host Town.  Click here for more information about how to get involved. Join us this summer in supporting and celebrating our Olympians!

Town Hall Meetings

January 8, 2014 - San Luis Obispo
March 12, 2014 - Santa Barbara
May 14, 2014 - Simi Valley
July 9, 2014 - Santa Maria
September 10, 2014 - Oxnard
October 8, 2014 - Atascadero

Omar Noorzad, Ph.D., Executive Director and the Directors’ Group of Tri-Counties Regional Center will be hosting the town hall public forums.

This time is set aside to answer questions and get acquainted with persons receiving services, family members, service providers and other community partners.  Please join us and bring your questions! For more information, please feel free to contact our office at: 805-844-7215

 

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