Perris, CA—A team of White House Marketing representatives volunteer at the Special Olympics Fall Games in Softball and Soccer.
Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games takes place in several locations. For the Inland Empire, the softball and soccer events were held at the Big League Dreams in Perris, California on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
The athletes in attendance exceeded 1,100 in Southern California. Kaiser Permanente provides medical assistance for any athletes, volunteers, and coaches at the event at no cost. Hundreds of volunteers come together to warm up and cheer on athletes, keep times and scores, setup/breakdown sports equipment, award medals, and sell shirts.
Amaya B, White House Marketing Volunteer for softball, showed her knowledge of the sport by warming up the individual athletes in running, swinging, and throwing. Amaya stated, “I felt so good attending the event. I really enjoyed seeing all of the smiling faces—especially when I was cheering them on.”
The event marked 50 years of Special Olympics. Special guests and performers showed up to give support to the athletes who persevere in participation. The opening ceremony consists of a torch lighting ceremony, National Anthem, introduction of the teams, and each athlete taking the Special Olympics’ Oath. It says, “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” A lesson for us all as we prepare for each day.