PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Special Olympics Welcomes Sports Manager

Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) is pleased to welcome Amber Middleton as Santa Barbara County’s Regional Sports Manager.

Amber Middleton is a recent graduate from University of California, Irvine with her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Education. She was a student athlete at UCI, earning Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. Amber was also an NCAA regional qualifier in hurdles for the 2012 Track and Field season.

As Santa Barbara County’s Regional Sports Manager, Amber is responsible for the organization and management of the Special Olympics sports program in Santa Barbara. She hopes to help the athletes develop higher levels of self-confidence through sports. Amber also wants to increase the number of volunteer connections and develop a stronger bond between the SOSC Santa Barbara County Region and the surrounding community.

About Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics Southern California offers year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 11,500 athletes in 11 Southern California counties train and compete in 12 Olympic-type summer and fall sports. There is no cost for athletes to participate in Special Olympics. To see how you can become involved, please visit

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