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2015 Special Olympics Athletes Visit Whittier

Whittier, CA— The 2015 Special Olympics athletes will learn more about Whittier, CA this Summer. The city will become a host city meaning, the athletes from around the world will be able to understand and learn more about Whittier’s culture. The city will make sure these talented athletes feel at home, making them more familiar with what they can expect from So-Cal.

Most of the athletes and coaches that are getting the privilege to tour Whittier, will be the ones staying three-days in Biola University. These athletes will get their feet wet before traveling to USC and UCLA where the games will be held. Whittier isn’t the only host city that will be welcoming the athletes, others such as; La Mirada, Downey, Irvine and among others will be in charge of educating the wonderful athletes of around the world about their unique cities.

This year Los Angeles was chosen to host the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will be from July 25-August 2nd. The city of Angels will be gaining around 7,000 competition-ready athletes where each will compete in 25 different sports like; aquatics, golf, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball as well as other famous Olympic sports. The athletic professionals will come from 170 nations–in 2011 games were held in Athens Greece, making it 16 years since the U.S.A held a Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics is a way for people to learn and understand about people with intellectual disabilities, show them that just because they are excluded in the regular Olympic Games they are equally talented or even more than the professional athletes shown on TV every four-years. The Los Angeles games will grow awareness during the event at a venue where a global discussions will take place about the importance of the Special Olympics. To volunteer visit www.LA2015.org/volunteer you can also help to raise money on support.la2015.org and to learn more about the World Games visit www.LA2015.org/ .

 

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Jazmin Bolanos

Jazmin graduated from CSUF with a degree in broadcast journalism. She is of Mexican & Honduran descent where she got her gift and love of dancing. Jazmin is a proud Latina who loves to communicate to people through the art of journalism. "Empower others; Become successful together" Instagram: @Jaz_M.U.S.E

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