On Sunday, May 1, over 450 Special Olympics athletes will gather at the Brentwood School to compete in basketball, bocce, golf, tennis and track in the Special Olympics Los Angeles Region third annual regional games.
The region includes Greater Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, and the South Bay, Tri-valley and Westside areas, and athletes from all the areas will take part in the games.
In addition, athletes from both San Diego and Kern counties will take part.
200 coaches and 250 volunteers will also be on hand to work with the athletes.
Opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and the competition will end at approximately 3 p.m.
The Brentwood School is located at 100 South Barrington Avenue.
The motto of the Special Olympics is “Inspire greatness.”
The organization’s mission is to provide year-round sports Training and completion in a variety of Olympic-style sports For children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Southern California serves over 11,000 children and adults in an 11-county region.
The program offers sports training and competition in 23 team and individual sports on a year-round basis.
The athletes range in age from eight to 80.Special Olympics Southern California is one of 52 accredited entities operating in this country.