SPECIAL OLYMPIAN OF THE MONTH: Austin Sutton

Austin Sutton is busy with much more than just playing floor hockey in the Special Olympics. He also competes in bowling and gymnastics, and has a job at a laundromat. He makes it to every practice and never complains, according to his coaches. Education-wise, he has taken classes at SBCC. He was accompanied at the luncheon by his floor hockey coach, Amanda, his mother Suzanne and his aunt Nancy. … [Read more...]

SPECIAL OLYMPIAN OF THE MONTH: Chris Powers

SPECIAL OLYMPIAN OF THE MONTH: Chris Powers is a standout in floor hockey, and his attitude has improved so much this year that he has been moved up to a different team, the Dolphins. He was described as a role model to his peers. He also epitomizes the Special Olympics oath: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." … [Read more...]

Special Olympian of the Month: David Kremer

David Kremer excels in basketball, soccer and softball for local Special Olympic teams. His soccer team, the Orcas, recently finished second in the Santa Maria Tournament and Kremer had some key goals while playing forward and big saves while playing goalie. He’s also a very good public speaker. “I want to thank my family for their love and caring and kindness, and for always being there for me,” he said. … [Read more...]

Special Olympian of the Month: Steve Glick

Steve Glick has been an athlete and coach with the Special Olympics for 16 years. He currently participates in softball, floor hockey, tennis and bocce ball. He was the pitcher for his softball team, which recently finished second in the Fall regionals. Special Olympics representative Ashley Hoag said that his leadership skills are exceptional. … [Read more...]

Special Olympian of the Month

SPECIAL OLYMPIAN OF THE MONTH Melody Jorgensen received this month’s honors for her team-oriented approach. She participates in bowling and gymnastics, and coach Janet Crane said that she is just as happy when a teammate wins a medal as she is when she is the victor. When SBART board member Chris Casebeer asked her what her top score was in bowling, she replied by telling him that they don’t keep score, because that’s not what’s important. Congratulations, Melody! … [Read more...]

Special Olympian of the Month

NANNETTE CLARK Nannette currently competes in bocce ball and swimming, and won her age group at the Special Olympics in Long Beach last summer, swimming the 100 freestyle in one minute and 45 seconds. … [Read more...]

Special Olympian of the Month: Juan Aleman

Aleman participates in basketball and softball and his signature move on the basketball court is the tear-drop shot. Aleman also is an active participant in the Bishop Diego athletic program, helping out with both the football and baseball teams. … [Read more...]

Special Olympian of the Month: Ramiro Ceja

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