Athletes of the Week

| Sports | March 7, 2019

Charlie Kayne is 16 years old and has been in Special Olympics (SO) for eight years. He competed in basketball, bowling, track and swimming.

Charlie’s mom, Faye, said, “We appreciate SO because Charlie gets to participate in sports. SO offers a social opportunity for children and parents where they are not judged.”

“Charlie is a fun kid who is always smiling and is willing to work,” Coach Scott Schaefer said.

Charlie also participates in horseback riding at Carousel Ranch and attends a local SCV school.



Vanessa Planas has been in Special Olympics (SO) for nine years. She competes in bowling and basketball. Vanessa feels that SO helps her make friends.

“She is a very talented basketball player and has good skills,” Coach Scott Schaefer said.

Vanessa also competes in VIP soccer and is an animator. She attends a local SCV high school.

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