Special Olympics Southern California – Orange County offers year-round sports programs and competitions for athletes countywide. The mission a is to provide 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.
Individuals age 16 or older can help Special Olympics Orange County by becoming a coach, assistant coach, sports volunteer or office assistant. Becoming a coach or sport volunteer is dependent on passing a background check. Groups (service groups, businesses, churches etc.) can sign up to help at our one-day competitions which usually take place on Saturday and occasionally on a weekday. Individuals who are between 14 and 16 years old can help with group activities and must be accompanied by an adult.