On June 11th & 12th, the Special Olympic Southern California Summer Games at California State University, Long Beach, attracted more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California who competed for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons. The Games featured the six Special Olympic summer sports: aquatics, athletics (track & field), basketball, bocce, golf, and gymnastics.

The Summer Games is one of two annual championships held at the conclusion of each sport season, with athletes coming together from throughout Southern California.