Special Olympics World Games executives on Nov. 30 presented UCLA Chancellor Gene Block with a commemorative torch to thank the campus for hosting athletes and events last summer.
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games brought athletes and their families from around the world to UCLA. Some of our favorite moments.
UCLA Health has been providing all the staff, materials and supplies to run the Special Olympics Polyclinic since July 24 to offer free medical care to any athlete or delegate who becomes injured.
Foster youth in UCLA First Star Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy helps lead effort to outfit Haitian soccer team at Special Olympics World Games.
For the first time in Special Olympics World Games history, cheers are ringing out from the sidelines as 225 cheerleaders from around the country converge to be part of Cheer for LA2015.
The UCLA Volunteer Center, which is coordinating Team UCLA’s efforts campuswide, estimates that nearly 1,000 Bruin students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters are lending their time and talents to make the games a rousing success.
Caley Versfelt, a Special Olympics World Games global messenger, has gained a lot of self-confidence and important skills through Special Olympics and several UCLA programs geared toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In the 47 years since Johnson helped found the games, the most important change has been in attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.
The final leg of the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics hit Westwood Thursday afternoon.
Here are just some of the ways the UCLA community has been part of Special Olympics since the beginning.
Traffic throughout Westwood Village will be impacted from 2:15-3:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, when the Special Olympics World Games — which take place July 25-Aug. 2 — officially begin with a torch run along Westwood Boulevard.
More than 100 UCLA Health employees will be staffing two clinics to ensure the health and well-being of spectators, Olympians, their coaches and chaperones.
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games are ready to take center stage at UCLA.
UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh has invited members of the campus community to volunteer at the Special Olympics World Games, on campus July 25-Aug. 1.