L.A. Special Olympics World Games Brings Out the Fans

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L.A. Special Olympics World Games Brings Out the Fans

More than 400 SCE employees and their friends and families volunteered to cheer athletes from around the world.

The Special Olympics World Games beach volleyball competition was held at Alamitos Beach in Long Beach.

Edison employees, their families and friends cheer as volunteer Fans in the Stands during the Special Olympics World Games volleyball competition at Alamitos Beach in Long Beach.

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Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:35pm

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For nine days, Southern California celebrated the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles with 500,000 spectators attending competitions from Encino to Long Beach.

The games, which took place from July 25-Aug 2, provided an international showcase for 6,500 intellectually disabled athletes in 25 Olympic-style sports.

Among the spectators were 450 Edison International employees, families and friends who volunteered as Fans in the Stands to cheer on the athletes. Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), also donated $50,000 to support the games.

Read full story on Edison's Online Newsroom.

Keywords: 2015 Special Olympics World Games | Social Impact & Volunteering | Edison International | Los Angeles | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Social Impact & Volunteering | intellectually disabled athletes

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