Special Olympics athletes learn they are representing SoCal in 2022 games

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
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Rams tight end Tyler Higbee surprised Special Olympics athletes with the news they are representing SoCal in the 2022 Orlando games.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A big surprise for some special local athletes.

Special Olympics of Southern California athletes were meeting on Zoom when Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee gave them some exciting news

The local athletes will be headed to Orlando, Florida to represent Southern California in the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games next June.

The athletes were very excited especially after the pandemic lockdowns. Many have been eager to return to in-person practice, and ultimately the games.

Special Olympics keeps athletes engaged with virtual workout programs