The Special Olympics Southern California’s 50th anniversary celebration began June 8 with the 49th annual Summer Games at Cal State Long Beach. More than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California competed for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons in five summer sports, including athletics, basketball, bocce, flag football, and swimming.
Santa Clarita brought home the gold in basketball, swimming, flag football, athletics and bocce ball.
Pictured are the coaches and athletes of the Santa Clarita Valley Sharks, a first-year flag football team, who brought home the gold from their first Summer Games competition. Congratulations to all!