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Tip-A-Cop, Polar Plunge, Dodgeball Tournament To Benefit Special Olympics

khts_givingbackFootball season might be coming to a close, but thankfully the Santa Clarita Valley Region for Special Olympics Southern California has the right schedule to keep you busy.

On February 26, at 10:00 a.m. many brave men, women and children will take "the Plunge" into the cold waters of Castaic Lake to raise money, win rewards and have a good time. The goal is to raise $20,000 and all proceeds will benefit the athletes of Santa Clarita and Tri-Valley.


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By divining in, you will be helping provide year-round training and sports programs for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities. Toe the water by setting up a donation page at sosc.org/castaicplunge.  

The following month, everyone’s favorite game as a child is coming to West Ranch High School, and it’s open to all. On March 27 at 1 p.m., Special Olympics Santa Clarita will host a competitive dodgeball tournament with teams of 6 to 10 players. Cost is $200 a team, and T-shirts are included. Those wishing to enter between the ages of 16 and 18 require parental consent.

If you’re curious about how dodgeball is played, click here.  

In April, the popular and fun Tip-A-Cop program comes to Claim Jumper in Valencia. If you’ve ever wanted to give orders to a law enforcement official this is your chance. After jotting down what you’d like to eat, officers will interact with your table and pitch you items such as coffee mugs and T-shirts, all to raise money for the organization.  

The organization is currently looking for coaches in the following sports: aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf and gymnastics. If you’re interested in helping someone experience the thrill of sports, send an e-mail to santaclarita@sosc.org or trivalley@sosc.org. Also, be sure to state which sport you’d prefer to coach.  

Here is a full list of this year’s events:  

Saturday, February 26, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Polar Plunge
Castaic Lake, Castaic  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hart School Games ~Track & Field
Valencia High School  

Saturday, March 26, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Red Robin Tip-A-Cop  

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Dodgeball Tournament
West Ranch High School
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  

Thursday, April 14, 2011
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Claim Jumper Tip-A-Cop
Antelope Valley, Northridge and Valencia  

Saturday, April 16, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SCV Athlete Regional Golf Tournament
Vista Valencia Golf Course, Valencia  

April 29, 2011
8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
LAUSD School ~ Track & Field Charminade High School  

Saturday, April 30, 2011- tentative
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tri-Valley Regional Games (AT and Bocce)
Crescenta Valley High School
La Crescenta  

Saturday, May 14, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SCV Regional Games (AT, BB, Bocce)
Hart High School and Newhall Park  

June 11 and 12, 2011
Chapter Summer Games  

For more information on how to register or volunteer for these events, visit sosc.org/santaclarita.