Athletes of the Week

| Sports | January 24, 2019

Rene Barcena has been in Special Olympics for over five years. He competes in floor hockey, basketball, soccer, swimming and bowling.

“Rene likes to take the initiative to help,” said Coach Steve Bratzel. “He is always ready and willing to help in practice and in games.”

During the week, Rene works in a local day program.




Tim Auten started competing in Special Olympics (SO) as a teenager in Van Nuys. He now competes in floor hockey and basketball in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“I like SO because it gets me out of the house,” Tim said.

“Tim is a competitor and steps up to do the best he can for his team,” Coach Steve Bratzel said.

During the week, Tim works in a local day program.

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