Special Olympics Collier County took a delegation of Twenty One Special Olympics athletes to the 2012 South Western State Basketball Competition in Tampa Bay, FL on February 10th and 11th to compete against athletes from around the State. Our athletes gave their all to their competition with the following results.
Team Skills of Naples Gold Medal
Team Members: Tony Denson, Fernando Gonzales, Kevin Kennedy, Joshua McClellan, Jonathan Sena and Jeffery Wohlers.
5 Man Team of Immokalee Silver Medal
Team Members: Juan Canto, Sodi Louis, Latasha Gardner, Johnny Garza, Mary Garza, Daniel Jose, Julio Loya, Angel Palacios Jr., Isidro Soto and Wilder Vasquez
3 on 3 Team of Naples Silver Medal
Team Members: Crystal Brooklier, Vilson Etienne, Andrew Gadallah, Pedro Sierra and Daniel Smith.
Coaches that traveled with the delegation were coaches: Kelly Stevenson Crew/Florestella Carranza, Maria Gonzales, Larry Ward, Roger Jacobsen, Peggy Kane and David McKenzie.
Congratulations to all our athletes for a GREAT Basketball Season!! GO COLLIER!! Many thanks to all our volunteer coaches who gave so much of their time to train our athletes onto victory!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach for any of our sports in Special Olympics, please call the office at 775-1991.