Spirits in Action

Spirits in Action Spirits in Action is USC's version of the Special Olympics. Our 28th annual event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016! Founded in 1989, Spirits in Action is USC's version of the Special Olympics.

Each year we plan a giant event in McCarthy Quad and invite hundreds of children with special needs to attend for FREE. This year's Spirits in Action Day is on March 8, 2014 and will consist of relay races, carnival games, face painting, a magic show, balloon artist, photo booth, music, food, friendship, and fun! The USC Trojan Marching Band, Song Girls, Spirit Leaders, the USC mascot Traveler, and over 200 USC students volunteers all attend in order to make this event a success for the kids! If you would like to volunteer or know a child who like to participate, please visit our website www.uscspiritsinaction.org or email [email protected].

Mission: Spirits in Action is committed to celebrating children with disabilities from the surrounding Los Angeles community. Student-created and student-run by USC students, Spirits in Action strives to create meaningful bonds between the current Trojan family and Los Angeles disabled youth. Each year, the University hosts Spirits In Action Day, USC's version of the Special Olympics, held every year in McCarthy Quad since 1989.

Operating as usual

Thank you all for supporting our Amazebowls fundraiser! If you would like to further support Spirits in Action, come out...
02/18/2016

Thank you all for supporting our Amazebowls fundraiser! If you would like to further support Spirits in Action, come out to Dean's List Cafe between now and the 21st! Put your receipt in the jar labelled "Spirits in Action," and they'll donate 50% of the proceeds to us!

02/16/2016

Today is our Amazebowls fundraiser! Order something from Amazebowls from 9:30am-7pm and say the word "SPIRITS," and they'll donate a portion of the proceeds back to Spirits in Action! Thank you all for your support!

Our jar will be at Dean's List Eatery & Cafe until February 7th! Just drop your receipt into this jar, and they'll give ...
02/03/2016

Our jar will be at Dean's List Eatery & Cafe until February 7th! Just drop your receipt into this jar, and they'll give 50% of the proceeds back to us! Fight On!

PS: We love their paninis!

Stop by Dean's List Eatery & Cafe this week! Drop your receipt in the jar labelled "Spirits in Action," and they'll dona...
02/01/2016

Stop by Dean's List Eatery & Cafe this week! Drop your receipt in the jar labelled "Spirits in Action," and they'll donate a part of the proceeds to SIA! Thank you all for your love and support of our organization!

The 2015-2016 Spirits in Action E-Board Application is now available! Applications are due next Wednesday (4/29) by 5pm!...
04/20/2015
E Board App 2015-2016.doc

The 2015-2016 Spirits in Action E-Board Application is now available! Applications are due next Wednesday (4/29) by 5pm!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LJMXXs2p2fbZPqqKDd7lPhXCYEVLlIZj-fWjThLploU/edit?usp=sharing

Spirits in Action 2015-2016 Executive Board Application Name: Cell phone: Local Address: Email Address: Major(s)/Minor(s): Class level for Fall 2015 (Circle or Bold one): Freshman / Sophomore / Junior / Senior We have 14 positions available at this time. What positions are yo

Thank you everyone for coming out--we had a blast! :)
03/20/2015

Thank you everyone for coming out--we had a blast! :)

Thank you everyone for coming out--we had a blast! :)

03/08/2015

Thank you to all the athletes, volunteers, and parents who came out to Spirits in Action Day 2015! The event was a complete success, and we hope everyone had a great time :)

03/05/2015

By now every registered volunteer and athlete has been emailed about logistics. Please email [email protected] if you signed up for SIA 2015 and did not receive an email. We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday!

Our athlete shirts have arrived just in time for our event this Saturday! If these don't make you excited, we don't know...
03/04/2015

Our athlete shirts have arrived just in time for our event this Saturday! If these don't make you excited, we don't know what will!

03/04/2015

All registered athletes have been emailed! Please contact [email protected] if you did not receive an email. Volunteers will be emailed shortly!!!!

03/03/2015

Can you believe that Spirits in Action is THIS Saturday?! All registered athletes and volunteers will receive an email shortly regarding event logistics! We can't WAIT to see you all there!!!!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Shout out to one of Spirits in Action's favorite Seahawks, Derrick Coleman :)
02/01/2015

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Shout out to one of Spirits in Action's favorite Seahawks, Derrick Coleman :)

01/28/2015

The Spirits in Action E-Board is working tirelessly to plan a fun event for our athletes & volunteers this year! Please share or donate whatever you can to one of major fundraising campaigns. Our AMAZING fundraising chair, Kerresa Robinson, will run 1 mile for every $5 donated! She ran 6 miles yesterday, but is ready to run some more!

https://www.facebook.com/events/773085926093546/?pnref=story

01/01/2015

Happy New Year!!

Hello Spirits in Action family! SIA Day 2015 is coming up and we've officially started our major fundraising campaign. P...
12/21/2014
Click here to support USC's Special Olympics by Kerresa Robinson

Hello Spirits in Action family! SIA Day 2015 is coming up and we've officially started our major fundraising campaign. Please share this page with anyone you know who might want to give to this great organization. Spirits in Action 2015 is going to be AMAZING!

http://www.gofundme.com/idaohk

Spirits in Action is USC's version of the Special Olympics. Our 27th annual event will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015!

11/27/2014

Happy Thanksgiving from the Spirits in Action E-Board to you!!!

Huge congratulations to USC Kicks for Kids for their incredibly successful season! Fun fact: Zade Shakir, the founder of...
11/26/2014
Bringing sports to children with special needs

Huge congratulations to USC Kicks for Kids for their incredibly successful season! Fun fact: Zade Shakir, the founder of USC KFK,
was inspired to create this organization after attending Spirits in Action a few years ago! Fight On to everyone opening avenues for children with mental and physical disabilities :)

http://news.usc.edu/71622/bringing-sports-to-children-with-special-needs/

At Kicks for Kids events, developmental or physical disabilities don’t matter.

DID YOU KNOW? The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held in Los Angeles, marking the first World Summer G...
11/24/2014
Special Olympics: Los Angeles 2015

DID YOU KNOW?
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held in Los Angeles, marking the first World Summer Games held in the U.S. in 16 years. LA will welcome over 7,000 athletes from 170 nations to compete in 25 events! The event is also projected to have over 30,000 volunteers!
Show your support for the special needs community by joining us on March 7th for SPIRITS IN ACTION DAY 2015!

http://www.specialolympics.org/los-angeles-2015.aspx

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles will feature summer sports such as athletics and swimming among teams from all corners of the earth. Mohamed Gaballa, a Special Olympics swimmer from Egypt, aspires to compete in Los Angeles next year.

Spirits in Action E-Board on campus with athletes at Kicks for Kids!!!!
11/09/2014

Spirits in Action E-Board on campus with athletes at Kicks for Kids!!!!

Spirits in Action E-Board on campus with athletes at Kicks for Kids!!!!

Have a FUN and SAFE Halloween!
10/31/2014

Have a FUN and SAFE Halloween!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Spirits in Action Day 2015 will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 9:00am-12:30pm on McCarthy Quad...
09/22/2014

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Spirits in Action Day 2015 will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 9:00am-12:30pm on McCarthy Quad AND Alumni Park!

Our E-board working with a great group of kids at KEEN Los Angeles today! Who's ready for Spirits in Action Day 2015?
09/21/2014

Our E-board working with a great group of kids at KEEN Los Angeles today! Who's ready for Spirits in Action Day 2015?

Did you miss us at the involvement fair? No worries! Send an email to spiritsinactionorg@gmail.com to join our mailing l...
08/27/2014

Did you miss us at the involvement fair? No worries! Send an email to [email protected] to join our mailing list! Spirits in Action 2015 will be in March and we'll have fundraisers and outreach events before then!

07/04/2014

Happy Fourth of July!

Address

University Of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
90089

General information

Want to get in on the action and help make special memories happen? GREAT! Visit our website at http://www.uscspiritsinaction.org for information on how YOU can be part of the change.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Proud to say that I'm one of the founding members of this awesome organization/event at USC! Other founding members are Damon Korb, Roy Artal, and the actual founder Minhchau Nguyen (is anyone still in touch with her?? I believe she's a doctor in Orange County?)