Long Beach Olympics

Tip-A-Cop to Benefit Special Olympics Thursday, May 2

Tip-a-Cop Tip-A-Cop is a law enforcement fundraising event where officers assist with waiting tables while collecting “tip” donations for Special Olympics Southern California, and LBPD is hoping for the community’s support.

Short-Sighted Pool Plan Guarantees Lost Money for Long Beach

High School swimming pool Jordan Pool Closed Photo by Devon Adams After years of patching, wrangling, and making do, the City of Long Beach finally has to come to terms with the need to rebuild the aging Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. Twelve years ago, the City entertained plans to demolish the pool to build a state-of-the-art facility. 

LB Has Most Successful Turf Removal Program in the State

lawn to garden program Long Beach residents have now eliminated nearly 500,000 square feet of grass from their front yards through the Lawn to Garden Program. The City of Long Beach celebrated today a new milestone for its popular turf removal program.  

LB Goes Over the Edge! Daring Fundraisers Rappel Down 16-Story Hotel Downtown

Over the Edge Fundraiser for Special Olympics The Over the Edge Fundraiser for Special Olympics will send 100 people rappelling down a 16-story hotel in Long Beach. Do you have the courage to go Over the Edge? Adventure seekers will rappel 158 feet down the Hyatt Regency Long Beach on October 29 to raise money for Special Olympics athletes.

Honorees Named For the Long Beach Branch NAACP 32nd Founders Celebration Dinner and Awards Presentation

naacp-founders-sq The Long Beach Branch NAACP has announced their 2011 32nd Founders Celebration Dinner & Awards Presentation to be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Long Beach Westin. The 2011 Honorees are: Rosa Kelson to receive the Lillie V.

Support Special Olympics To Go Over The Edge at the Hyatt Long Beach

Thrill Seekers Invited to go OVER THE EDGE at the Hyatt Long Beach To raise funds for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) , thrill-seekers can have the exclusive opportunity to rappel down the Hyatt Regency Long Beach on October 29th. Those who raise a minimum of $1,000 from pledges will descend 16 floors – the entire length of the hotel.

From Helsinki to Huntington — Two Diving Greats Meet (Video!)

olympic gold medal diver meets finnish clown diver Three-time Olympic Gold Medal Diver Dr. Sammy Lee and Finnish Clown Diver Osmo Meskanan met this week. Photos by Debby McCormick. By Jessica Pollack Almost 60 years ago, Huntington Beach resident and diving legend, Dr.

Cops 4 Causes and The Laugh Factory; Comedy Uniting Communities Oct. 18th

cops-4-causes On Monday October 18, 2010, Cops 4 Causes will join forces with the World Famous Laugh Factory Long Beach to host the “Comedy Uniting Communities” kick-off Comedy benefit of Special Olympics Southern California.

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Pursues Approval to Dedicate Building to Eunice Kennedy Shriver

gerrie-schipske Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske On Friday, September 24, 2010, communities throughout the world celebrated the first annual Global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day. This worldwide day of remembrance is in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement, long-time supporter of Best Buddies International, and leading international advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.

Run or Bike the Long Beach Marathon and Support Special Olympics

sosc Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Special Olympics Southern California is all about sports and being healthy. If you are a runner, jogger, walker or biker, you can support this great cause through the 2010 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday, Oct.

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