Michael Goodman is 20 years old and has been competing in Special Olympics (SO) for six years. He has participated in softball, bowling, floor hockey and basketball. Now he is apart of the new sport offered through SO, flag football.
“Special Olympics is a great community and all of the people are like a family,” Michael said.
Michael is on the Blue Sharks basketball team and is a point guard. He likes his basketball coaches, and says they have helped teach him how to dribble with his left hand. Michael practices at home so he is prepared for practicing with his teammates.
During the week, Michael works at a local SCV business.
This week, SCV Special Olympics is offering flag football for the first time, and Roberto will be on that team as well.
“I brought him to SO to be involved and to be sociable,” said Roberto’s mother, Alejandra. He has grown so much from SO and he has made great friends. I have met a lot of great people too, and SO is like another family.”
During the week, Roberto attends a local SCV school.