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Athletes of the Week

| Sports | April 11, 2019

Special Olympics (SO) Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley Regions enrich the lives of 1,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health.

This past weekend, SCV Special Olympics held the city’s first flag football tournament at Central Park. Four teams competed on two fields including teams from the South Bay, SFV, and SCV. The two highlighted guest athletes are from the SFV and they are best friends.

Jacob O’Sullivan

Jacob O’Sullivan (#39) is 23 years old and has been competing SO for three years. He loves sports and has been on the bowling, softball and flag football teams. The Sea Hawks and the Dodgers are Jacob’s favorite teams.

Jacob’s parents, Michael and Tammy, said, “The best part of SO for our son is that he is making friends and playing on a team. The best part for us as parents is the networking we do with other parents.”

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During the week Jacob is in a Career Transition Center (CTC) where he rides the bus to work to his job at a local SFV market. He will graduate from that program in a few months and will then be looking for a permanent job.

Noah Croy

Noah Croy (#23) is 22 years old and has been in SO for 12 years. He loves sports and has been competing in basketball, swimming, tennis, golf, and flag football.

Noah’s mother, Tammi, said, “Special Olympics is so special because it gives our athletes something “typical” to do. Be on a sports team! Noah’s brothers have been on sports teams and now they can talk about his teams and how they are doing. We are very thankful for the opportunity SO has given Noah and all of the athletes.”

Noah is a huge fan of the Rams, loaded nachos, and he enjoys playing sports videos. He also attends the CTC program in the SFV and makes the drive to SCV to attend Young Life activities.

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