Special Olympics

What is the Special Olympics World Games?
The 2015 World Games will be the largest event hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The venues will be world class, including Special Olympics Athlete Villages at USA and UCLA, and a star-studded Opening Ceremony on July 25, 2015 at the Los Angeles Memorial Colliseum.

Arriving from all corners of the world, 7,000 athletes competing in 25 sporting events, will take global stage in Los Angeles and show the world incredible courage, unwavering determination, and sheer joy. By living out their dreams in front of the world, they will open hearts and minds, and expand our collective sense of acceptance and inclusion.

What is the Host Town Program?
The Host Town Program is a very special three-day program that took place prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. At their Host Towns, athletic delegations from around the world were be welcomed and celebrated. The Host Town's schedule of events included getting to know the community members, taking part in cultural activities, attending the Orange County Fair, and-of course- practicing and resting for the games. The Special Olympics athletes will feel truly celebrated and Host Town members will make friends for life.

Thank you for your generous donations!
The following businesses and organizations we instrumental in making the Laguna Hills/Lake Forest Host Town efforts a success:
Corner Bakery- Lake Forest                      Break of Dawn- Laguna Hills                    Fresh & Easy- Laguna Hills/Lake Forest
Ruby's Diner- Laguna Hills                        Bagel Me- Laguna Hills                             Starbucks- Laguna Hills/ Lake Forest
Dunk'n Donuts- Laguna Hills                    Knights of Columbus for providing volunteers and snacks for the athletes