Santa Barbara Named Host City for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games: Santa Maria also is selected to provide hospitality for athletes and representatives participating in next year’s competitions in Los Angeles

Santa Barbara was announced Wednesday as a host city for next year’s Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles and will welcome international athletes before the games begin. As many as 100 other Southern California cities will play host to a gathering of international team delegates and athletes next year for a three-day cultural celebration prior the opening ceremony. … Westmont College has volunteered to provide housing and recreational facilities for visiting athletes on behalf of Santa Barbara and hosted Wednesday’s announcement. more

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