The SOLA Lions Club supports Special Olympics athletes for who they are:  CHAMPIONS.  They are champions for stepping out on the track, field, pool, or court and competing, for putting smiles on others' faces, changing attitudes and teaching sensitivity, and for building a more accepting world for everyone. 

Over 50 members of our Club have the opportunity to:

  • Empower persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.
  • Transform lives.
  • Show the world the skills and talents of a group often overlooked in today's society.
  • Volunteer and work with a great organization.

The SOLA Lions Club was given its Charter on March 24, 2009, and had its Charter Installation on May 4, 2009, with International Lions Club President Al Brandel present. SOLA is the second Lions Club in the world to serve the athletes of Special Olympics.

SOLA is a Specialty Lions Club that serves Special Olympics only.  SOLA is the second Lions Club in the world to serve the athletes of Special Olympics.

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Our Mission

"To take an active interest and participate in the mission and vision of the Special Olympics.  To help provide sports and training programs for any individual with intellectual disabilities and there by improve their lives and the lives of everyone they touch."




The SOLA Lions Club has been active in the following areas:

  • Providing sporting events in our area - softball, swimming, basketball and bowling.
  • Providing volunteers for Special Olympics events in Southern California.
  • Providing equipment for Special Olympics athletes in all sports.
  • Giving food baskets to needy Special Olympics families at Christmas.
  • Providing volunteers and hearing testing at the Summer and Fall Games each year.
  • Helping sponsor the South East Los Angeles Special Olympics Athletes' Christmas Party.
  • Holding fundraising activities to support the athletes we serve.
  • Helping in the Special Olympics sponsored fundraisers such as Tip-A-Cop and the Special Olympics Golf Tournament.


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