Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

About the Dream House

With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, to as far as Catalina Island, this newly built 6,300 foot custom-built Mediterranean home features six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a sparkling pool, putting green and outdoor gourmet kitchen ready to host friends and family all year long. Surrounding the home is California native landscaping with colorful flowers, succulents and decorative hardscape. Situated in the bluffs of Palos Verdes, the home boasts luxury coastal living at its finest. This is a one-of-a-kind home in an exclusive Southern California neighborhood, and it is not to be missed.

All proceeds from the Dream House Raffle benefit Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC). SOSC enriches the lives of more than 28,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, leadership programs, and athlete health. Our year-round programs are free to the athletes and their families. Your support is critical in providing programs that lead to improved health, self-confidence, and independence among our athletes and acceptance and inclusion in the community. Thank you for helping us reach up and serve thousands more athletes by December 2017.

Thank you to my guest CEO Bill Shumard...find out more: https://www.sosc.org/home

February is American Heart Month/National Wear Red Day

The American Heart Association wants to help everyone live longer, healthier lives so they can enjoy all of life’s precious moments. And we know that starts with taking care of your health. American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is a great way to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Together, we can build a culture of health where making the healthy choice is the easy choice.  Why? Because Life is Why.

Did you know?

  • The first American Heart Month, which took place in February 1964, was proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson via Proclamation 3566 on December 30, 1963.
  • The Congress, by joint resolution on that date, has requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating February as American Heart Month.
  • At that time, more than half the deaths in the U.S. were caused by cardiovascular disease.
  • While American Heart Month is a federally designated month in the United States, it’s important to realize that cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year.
  • That number is expected to rise to more than 23.6 million by 2030.
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson’s proclamation that first declared February as American Heart Month

Thank you to my guest Dr. Ravi Dave Board President...find out more here: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/