Special Olympics in BS

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Most of you probably already know that the 2015 Special Olympics World Games are happening in LA. But did you know that Long Beach gets to participate in the fun, too?! Some events are taking place at Alamitos Beach and Marine Stadium, but also in Belmont Shore!

All this week, the sailing competitions are being held off of the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier.

The 65,000 athletes who represent 165 countries are participating in what will be the largest sports and humanitarian event of the year. And it’s happening right here in our own back yard!

Through the power of sport, Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Now that is an idea livingtheBS believes in strongly.

So walk or ride your bike over to the pier, and show some support and encouragement to these great athletes. I have just enough time to grab a bite for lunch, then head over for the afternoon competition..

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