Special Olympics Southern California seeks to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities build productivity, physical fitness and teamwork through Olympic-type sports training and competition.
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Two upcoming fundraisers are scheduled in the Santa Clarita Valley for those local residents who would like to support Special Olympics.
The Valencia Country Club on Tourney Road is hosting Special Olympics’ 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 9, starting at 9 a.m. Check-in for participants starts at 7 a.m.
The tournament will feature several different events. There will be a four person scramble with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Players can win awards for top teams, straightest drive, longest drive and closest to the pin.
Along with a round of golf, there will be many on-course contests and giveaways, a raffle and a silent auction. Lunch and refreshments will be served on course, and the tournament will end with a buffet.
Registration is $225 per person, and sponsorships are also available. For more information, click here.
The following month, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will host their annual “Fun in the Sun” Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center on Tapia Canyon Road in Castaic.
Chili Cards are $5 per person, entitling guests to sample all the chili they can stomach.
There will be more than 25 chili booths with all varieties of spices and ingredients, in addition to a kid’s zone, a Home Depot booth for children, arts and crafts, games, live music and a classic car show.
Click here to learn more.
About Special Olympics Southern California
Special Olympics Southern California is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. It is one of 52 Chapters within the United States and part of Special Olympics, Inc., which serves 3 million athletes in 180 countries worldwide.
The mission of Special Olympics Southern California 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.
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Source: Santa Clarita News