It’s hard to imagine an undertaking that has inspired as much support from the Newport-Mesa community as the hosting of the athletes participating in the Special Olympics World Games last week in Los Angeles.
Newport-Mesa proudly welcomed and celebrated more than 200 Special Olympics athletes from Mexico, Fiji, Aruba, the Bahamas and Malawi, for three days before the Games.
The host town committees arranged housing, meals, training facilities and transportation for the athletes and their delegations. Committee members and other volunteers accompanied the delegations on two outings to share local culture. [...]
“Costa Mesa couldn’t have pulled it off without the assistance of committee member David Vazquez, the administrative staff of Vanguard University and the support of Vanguard President Dr. Michael Beals and Vanguard’s donation of housing and training facilities,” said Daniel Baker, who co-chaired Costa Mesa’s effort.
Read the full article from the Los Angeles Times, online here.