John McGrath does it all in track; Kyle Simpson honored for golf

John MdGrath runs track.

John MdGrath runs track.

Kyle Simpson plays golf.

Kyle Simpson plays golf.

Two athletes were honored as Special Olympics Athletes of the Month at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon. They are John McGrath for track & field and Kyle Simpson for golf.

Coach Dan Weiner said McGrath is one of those special athletes that will try anything and has a great attitude. On the track, he does the 100, 200 and anchors the 4×100 relay. He also competes in the shot put.

Coach Kayla Edwards couldn’t thank Simpson enough for his help in golf. “Kyle has been there and has been so encouraging and so helpful,” she said. “He’s always been the one helping and helping others, and is so positive and so encouraging. It makes a difference regardless of your skill level. It makes you a very coachable person, which I always appreciate.”

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