On behalf of the residents of Northridge, California, we would like to welcome you to your Northridge Host Town visit as part of your Special Olympics World Games LA 2015 experience. Leaders from the Kiwanis Club of Northridge, the Northridge Chamber of Commerce and other community leaders have worked together to plan activities for your pre-World Games activities that will help you become comfortable in the city of Los Angeles and learn more about our community. We are home to a large university, California State University Northridge, that provides an excellent educational experience from students from all over the world. We encourage you to take advantage of our beautiful weather and the opportunities you will have to learn more about us as you prepare for the games.

About the Host Town Program

The Host Town program is a very special 3-day program that takes place prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games. At their Host Towns, delegations of athletes from around the world will be welcomed and celebrated. The schedule of events will include getting to know community members, taking part in cultural activities unique to each area, and practicing and resting for The Games. The Special Olympics athletes will feel truly celebrated and Host Town members will make friends for life.

Local Organizing Committee

  • Mitch Englander Host Town Northridge Honorary Chairperson
  • Richard Leyden Bio
    Richard Leyden Host Town Northridge Chair
  • Sharon Rose Bio
    Sharon Rose Host Town Northridge Co-Chair
  • Debra Donovan Bio
    Debra Donovan Host Town Northridge Co-Chair
  • Wayne Adelstein Bio
    Wayne Adelstein Food Service Coordinator
  • Victor Sampson Bio
    Victor Sampson Fundraising Co-Chair
  • David Honda Bio
    David Honda Fundraising Co-Chair
  • Jim Dellinger Bio
    Jim Dellinger Safety and Security Coordinator
  • Paul Eisenstadt Bio
    Paul Eisenstadt Community Involvement Coordinator
  • Margo Dutton Bio
    Margo Dutton Finance CoordinatorSpecial Olympics Business Card