The City of Calabasas served as a host city for a delegation of Special Olympics athletes before the opening of the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. About 7,000 participants from 170 nations will compete in more than 20 sports between July 25 and Aug. 2 next year at arenas including USC and UCLA. Among the competitions are aquatics, gymnastics, kayaking, basketball and soccer.

Calabasas will be one of 100 Southern California cities participating in a four-day pre-games celebration— hailing athletes from around the globe. Host towns are responsible for providing accommodations, meals, activities and local transportation for the athletes and their sponsors.

Please check this page regularly to find out information about volunteering and for sponsorship opportunities. You can also sign up for Email Notifications to receive updates via email.

Special Olympics GB at The World Games in LA - Daily Diary

Calabasas Host Town Upcoming Activities

Photos of the Great Britian Athletes During Calabasas Host Town Activities

July 16, 4:00pm - Summer Reading Program Craft Day at the Calabasas Library
July 17, approximately 11:00am - Special Olympics Torch Run
July 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm - The GB delegation will be proceeding to the Commons, where there will be music and entertainment. This is an opportunity for the community to meet and interact with GB SO delegation.
Other volunteer opportunities still exist, please visit the Volunteer for Calabasas Host Town Activities for Great Britain's Special Olympic Athletes page to volunteer
July 25 - August 2 - Special Olympics World Games, Los Angeles 2015
Opening and Closing ceremonies tickets and additional ticketing information is available at:  Many events are free to attend.  Check the Special Olympics web site for additional information.

Calabasas to Host British Athletes for Special Olympics World Games - January 26, 2015
Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Website
Volunteer for Calabasas Host Town Activities for Great Britain's Special Olympic Athletes
Join the Calabasas Donation Drive!
Special Olympics Torch Run - Friday, July 17, 2015
Support Special Olympics Host Town Calabasas-Team Great Britain by visiting Rosti & Blush June 15, 16 & 17
LIKE the Special Olympics Great Britain Page
- Bolton cyclist to take part in Special Olympics - 5/12/15
- Meet three Devon athletes competing in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles - 06/15/15
Volunteer/Donation Form 
Special Olympics - Get Involved
Special Olympics World Games 2015 Host Town – Sample Calendar of Events
Host Town Fact Sheet
City of Calabasas to Open Doors as “Host Town” for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015  - April 23, 2014
City of Calabasas Press Release - City of Calabasas to Open Doors as “Host Town” for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) - April 23, 2014
Bid to WIN a one week stay in a 6 bedroom chateau in Provence, France! To benefit Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
Kaiser Permanente's 2015 Rose Parade® Float Celebrates the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015

Special Olympics World Games Newsletters
Special Olympics World Games Newsletter - January 26, 2015 
Special Olympics World Games Newsletter - December 23, 2014 
Special Olympics World Games Newsletter - December 4, 2014 
Special Olympics World Games Newsletter - November 20, 2014 
Special Olympics World Games Newsletter - October 16, 2014

Host Town Newsletters
Host Town Newsletter - December 2014  
Host Town Newsletter - September 2014



Stories from Special Olympics GB - ATHLETICS  EQUESTRIAN   JUDO

BBC TV delivers again for Special Olympics GB - this time for the Rhythmic Gymnasts team

VIDEO: The first of a two-part interview with Special Olympics GB athlete and 2007 & 2011 World Games star Lee Penfold. Lee gives the 115 GB athletes going to LA his personal experience, advice and support to the whole team. In the second part next week, Lee will tell us which basketball nations (Lee's chosen sport in '07 & '11) he expects to shine at the World Games.  Part 1 Part 2

VIDEO: Special Olympics GB's open water swimmer Jamie Kelly from Rochdale will make history with his team mate James Wright from Canvey Island at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles later this month. They will become the first open water swimmers for GB at the World Games - the first time the sport has been included in the World Games.
VIDEO: On the eve of our athletes preparing to head to London for the start of their journey to LA and the World Games, we know that everyone has a unique story and journey in life - with challenges along the way. Please look at this inspiring and uplifting short documentary produced by university students Isabel Wells & Amy Silk about their friend and World Games ‪#‎TEAMSOGB‬ athlete Mitchell Camp.
Bank of America Supports LA2015 - From Fitting In To Rising Above

VIDEO:  Special Olympics’ Unified Sports programme joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.  The principle is that by training together and playing together, it is a quick path to inclusivity, friendship and understanding. Special Olympics GB's World Games footballer James Parker and Unified Football Partner Mitchell Pressland discuss #TEAMSOGB at LA 2015 and why Unified Football is special to them.

VIDEO: Special Olympics GB table tennis players Jessica Bromley and Emma Hunt heading to the World Games describe their emotions and preparations. #TEAMSOGB



#TEAMSOGB Powerlifter Chris Woodhead celebrating his 31st birthday this morning before flying to World Games in LA!      Just some of the #TEAMSOGB athletes who have just landed in LA after a 12 hour flight! #ReachUpLA       #TEAMSOGB on board and just about to take off! #ReachUpLA  
Your Special Olympics GB team heading to Los Angeles from Heathrow Terminal 3 today (Tuesday 21st July) has just received a wonderful letter from The Prime Minister, David Cameron, giving them his very best wishes for success at The World Games.      Royal Approval! Special Olympics GB equestrian star Georgina Maton has just met HRH Princess Anne, who was fascinated by Georgina's story and sporting journey.      The day has finally arrived. Can you imagine the excitement of our athletes and pride of their family, friends coaches and volunteers this morning.
This time next week, the people of Calabasas, 30 miles from LA, will welcome Special Olympics Great Britain. The GB athletes cannot wait.      Downton Abbey Gala Dinner at London's Landmark Hotel. The event raised funds for Special Olympics Great Britain. which aims to transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sport.

The cast of Downton Abbey with Georgina Maton, Daniel Wolff and Greg Silvester 
    Georgina Maton, Special Olympics GB Equestrian athlete, heading to the World Games next month got a surprise visit from Natasha Baker.
Our athlete Lee Penfold from Leicester - a two-time Special Olympics GB World Games star - has been in touch with us to send our LA bound athletes off      A weekend of joy, fun, laughter and sport has just been enjoyed by the Special Olympics GB athletics and equestrian teams heading to the World Games.      In 50 days, 115 @SOGreatBritain stars are going to LA - to #DoSomethingSpecial at World Games. #ReachUpLA @LA2015 
Kayaking Katie will be a cracker in LA representing the Special Olympics GB Kayaking team!      Jessica Bromley from Wolverhampton, is part of the LA bound GB table tennis team.      

Hooray for Holly! Special Olympics GB World Games gymnast, Holly Riseborough, appeared earlier today on BBC TV’s Victoria Derbyshire show.


Special Olympics Great Britain athletes with #CircleOfInclusion. #Inspiring #ReachUpLA #dosomethingSpecial @SpecialOlympics @LA2015





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