2015 Special Olympics Los Angeles
Posted by Councilmember Englander on June 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM
In July 2015, the Special Olympics World Games will arrive in Los Angeles and welcome over 10,000 athletes and coaches from over 170 Countries around the world, all here to compete in 25 various sports over the course of 9 days.
It will take 30,000 caring and committed volunteers to help ensure that the Special Olympics athletes get the experience of a lifetime while in our wonderful City.
With events happening in over 25 locations simultaneously, it can be difficult for athletes to have the full effect of the cheering crowd during the World Games. The Fans in the Stands program is a great opportunity to get involved and be a supporter of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. By becoming a Fans in the Stands team captain and organizing a group of 10 or more to attend an event, or multiple events, you will effectively enhance the experience of these athletes and help our community get involved with the Special Olympics World Games 2015.
Whether you can speak a foreign language, assist a team, or become an official Fan in the Stands member to cheer on the athletes, I encourage you to get involved, volunteer, and help create a world that fully accepts and includes all people with developmental challenges, and ultimately, all people with differences.
To find out more information about volunteer, donation, and sponsorship opportunities, go to www.LA2015.org. If you’d like to get even more involved check out our local Host Towns, Chatsworth and Northridge, and help welcome the world into our community.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District
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