San Diego Supervisor Dave Roberts and officials from the cities of Del Mar, Encinitas, and Solana Beach recently announced that the cities will serve as host towns for about 100 Special Olympics athletes during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games held in Los Angeles. The host program has been around since 1995 and provides athletes with housing, as well as a “taste” of each city. Athletes from over 100 countries will travel to Southern California for the games. The coastal cities will welcome the athletes to their town and invite them to participate in local events. Cal State San Marcos will also host some of the Special Olympics athletes in their dorms as well. The Special Olympics World Games invites the public to witness the talents and capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities. For more information about the upcoming games visit