It feels like it was just summer last week, but lots of practice time at school later, soccer season came to a close with three Schools Partnership Program events across the Bay Area.
Liberty High School in Brentwood – located in East Contra Costa County – hosted more than 400 student-athletes for the seventh annual soccer competition on Friday. Also in attendance were California State Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Contra Costa County Superintendent Dr. Joseph Ovick and Deputy Superintendent Karen Sakata and Special Olympics Northern California President & CEO Rick Collett.
A couple of weeks ago, San Francisco concluded its soccer slate with a tournament between Marina Middle School and Presidio Middle School. It was Marina’s first-ever Schools Partnership Competition – and they won one of their games!
At the same time as the Brentwood soccer event, American High School was an amazing host school for the first-ever Special Olympics Northern California Schools Partnership Program in their area. Student-athletes in middle and high schools in the Fremont, Newark and New Haven school districts that make up the Mission Valley Special Education Local Area Plan enjoyed electrifying Opening Ceremonies, thrilling soccer and exhilarating closing ceremonies.
We’ll have full recaps of all three soccer tournaments with lots more details. Thanks to everyone who made this fall soccer season one of the best ever!