Special Olympics is a testament to facing challenges and never giving up

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Local law enforcement, Special Olympics athletes and runners join in the annual Temecula Torch Run in 2019, which will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Thousands of athletes come together to train, compete and pursue their goals each year at Special Olympics. Sports manager Blake English first volunteered for his local Special Olympics Chapter and coached in the Temecula Valley program when a job opened up with Special Olympics Southern California at their Inland Empire office. “I’ve been in sports my whole life,” English said. “I grew up playing just about everything but I played baseball all the way through college, so once I started coaching for them, I was doing basketball, softball.” At Special Olympics Southern California, they offer year-round sports training and competition. Sports manager Blake English participates in the 2019 Temecula Torch Run
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