Fifty Foothill students took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer recently at Special Olympics events held at
and Amador Valley High School . Pleasanton Middle School
A basketball tournament was held in late March, followed by track and volleyball events in early May. Volunteers helped referee, score, escort athletes, run field events and time track events. They also helped with awards and opening ceremonies, worked at the snack bar and helped serve lunches.
This is the fifth year the Amador Valley Athletic Boosters club has sponsored Special Olympics by providing facilities and volunteers. The intent is to give high school athletes and students the opportunity to give to the community and learn the joy of sharing their services to help others.
More than 450 Special Olympics athletes from around the Bay Area took part in the events. It took the dedication of more than 450 volunteers to make sure all the events ran smoothly and went off without a hitch.
Winners of the track and volleyball tournaments will compete at the Northern California Summer Games in June at UC Berkeley. Click here for more info about Special Olympics of Northern California.
Hats off to the 50 Foothill students who worked with Amador Valley students and families to help make the Special Olympics events such a success: