Special Olympian of the Month Alexis Ornelas, a student at Carpinteria Junior High, is a basketball player who says he loves to shoot the ball. He’s been playing hoops and soccer with the Special Olympics for two years.
He is coached by Aaron Brown, who has stepped up to the plate by becoming the new sponsor of the award. For his continued improvement and sportsmanship, Ornelas was recently placed on the All-Star team, and will competing in a big tournament out at UCSB in May.
Westmont basketball coach John Moore announced at the luncheon that Ornelas will receive a scholarship to attend the Westmont Basketball Camp this summer.