The SoCal Olympians & Paralympians chapter is the largest and the oldest organization of Olympic & Paralympic athletes in the United States.
The current chapter was founded on March 19, 1949 with Fred Kelly (Track & Field 1912) of Orange, CA elected the first President. Since that time the SCOP has sought to perpetuate Southern California's outstanding Olympic heritage which dates back to 1904.
Since 1912, the SoCal Olympians & Paralympians chapter has continually supplied the largest percentage of athletes that comprise the US Olympic Team.
The SoCal Olympians & Paralympians help fund the dreams of future Olympians, Paralympians, coordinate member appearances at youth, community and corporate events, offer fellowship to members of past and current Olympic teams, and support the creation of an active, visible worldwide Olympian organization.