Supporting Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games

Independent distributors and employees from Herbalife Nutrition recently volunteered for the Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games, which featured over 570 athlete participants at Fountain Recreation & Valley Sports Park.

Herbalife hosted a branded arts and crafts booth at the event where athletes made picture frames, book marks, beaded key chains, decorated canvas bags and more. The distributors and employees who volunteered came away with a sense of purpose and memories to last a lifetime.

Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) enriches the lives of more than 26,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities in Southern California through sports, education and athlete health. The organization delivers high-quality, year-round competition and training opportunities in an inclusive culture that stresses athletic excellence, rewards determination, emphasizes health, and celebrates personal achievement.

“It was an honor to volunteer at the Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games, represent Herbalife Nutrition and bring smiles to the athletes with our crafts,” said independent distributor Trina Andry.


In September, Herbalife Nutrition was excited to announce a $1 million sponsorship of Special Olympics to support the organization, focusing on physical fitness.

“Our mission is to bring nutrition to people around the world and to provide support for those seeking to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle,” said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and CEO, Herbalife Nutrition. “Our global community is inspired by Special Olympics and its amazing athletes, and we are proud to provide them with fitness resources.”

Leveraging Herbalife Nutrition’s global team of more than 300 staff scientists and 36 Ph.Ds. specializing in nutrition and sports performance, the Company will lend expertise and educational content including videos and other materials for coaches, athletes, care givers and the broader Special Olympics community.

As part of the sponsorship, Dana Ryan, Ph.D., senior manager, Sports Performance and Education, joined the Special Olympics Global Fitness Task Force to bring additional perspective and expertise to support Special Olympics athletes, coaches and families. The Global Fitness Task Force is an international committee of fitness experts and athletes collaborating to improve Special Olympics athlete sport performance and health through the vehicle of fitness.

SOSC offers 12 year-round sports in two seasons through nine regional programs from San Luis Obispo/Bakersfield to San Diego. For more information, check out

Alan Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs

Alan HoffmanExecutive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs

Alan Hoffman has more than 25 years of public policy, communications, and government experience, having served as senior vice president for global public policy at PepsiCo, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States. He holds a Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Administration from USC.