UCD Best Buddies Match Party was a blast
On November 12, the UC Davis Best Buddies threw a Match Party, pairing up more than 40 Team Davis participants with college buddies for one-to-one friendships. Lots of new friends were made and everyone enjoyed fun activities and dancing. Thank you so much to the Petersen’s for graciously hosting everyone!
ESPY Awards featuring team davis parents and participants
The ESPY Awards are being presented Wednesday, July 12th at 8 PM PST on ABC. They are doing a special presentation about Special Olympics. They were at Summer Games in June filming segments for this presentation. Our very own Deborah Rains (Bea & Francesca’s mom) was one who was interviewed. Who knows, we may have a star in our midst!
UC Davis women’s swimming clinic is a blast 4/9/2017
The UCD Women’s Swim team held an awesome swim clinic with our athletes. We rotated through 6 stations and enhanced our strokes using a wide array of equipment. Athletes got to wear parachutes, monofins, use brick kickboards and get strapped in to a couple neat contraptions. The girls were very knowledgable and everyone walked away with new skills or something to practice. We even had a few athletes learn how to dive!
team davis has its first cycling clinic 4/1/2017
Thanks to the wonderful patience of Jennifer Donalfrio and her awesome team we learned a bunch of new skills including power pedaling, signaling. looking over our shoulder and sudden stops. We would like to eventually work up to getting around town and forming a cycling group for our awesome athletes.
CHRIS kruger gets his eagle scout award 1/7/2017
Chris has been a phenomenal asset to Team Davis, helping build our garden as part of his Eagle Scout project. He has also helped coach golf, soccer, basketball and whatever other sport he gets dragged into. We are very excited for Chris and his achievements! See the pictures at his Court of Honor below.
Bea Bastino wins the Ambassador of the year award
Team Davis participant, Bea Bastino, won this year’s Ambassador of the Year award at the Team Davis banquet. This is an award given by the Team Davis board of directors for one participant who has gone above and beyond to participate in Team Davis sports and activities, to help his or her fellow Team Davisites, and to connect Team Davis to the broader community. Bea participates in almost every sport and activity that Team Davis offers and is always supporting her fellow athletes and friends. Congratulations Bea! Previous winners include Aaron Mahon, Neil Cherones, Tyler Sierras, Jeff Brandenburger, Brad Winter, Mary Russ, Allie True, and Brian Reioux.
Christine johnson wins volunteer OF THE YEAR AWARD
Congratulations to Christine Johnson for winning the 2016 Team Davis volunteer of the year award! Christine has volunteered for bocce ball, softball, soccer, basketball, track & field and distance running over the last four years. Thank you Christine for all your hard work and your commitment to Team Davis. Previous Volunteers of the Year winners have been Megan Ewens, Jules Walton, Nicole Wells, Alan Mann, Emily Hahn, Allison Olson and Eric Russell.
2016 Special Olympic Summer Games
Team Davis had a great Summer Games! We had 34 athletes competing in swimming, track and field, tennis and bocce ball and brought home countless gold medals!
Great video remembering Dave Fisk
Team Davis summer sports
In July we started swimming, softball and golf practices! Swim practices have now ended for the summer — thank you Davis Aquadarts for another wonderful season! Softball and golf continue through the end of August (softball) and mid September (golf).
2015 Special Olympics summer games
For the sixth year in a row, U.C. Davis has hosted the Northern California Special Olympics Summer Games in June 2015. 700 individuals with disabilities, including a large number from Team Davis, competed for medals in either swimming, track, bocce ball, or tennis. Congratulations Team Davis athletes and coaches!!
Team Davis participant, Jeremy Wright, was asked to sign the national anthem at the Opening Ceremonies for Summer Games. Everyone was quite impressed with our Jeremy!!
Team Davis wins Excellence in Community involvement award
On May 26, 2015, Team Davis was presented with one of the City of Davis’ two Thong Hy Huynh awards for Excellence in Community Involvement. The award was presented by the City Council in “recognition for significant efforts in promoting and practicing equal opportunity for all for and contributing to community efforts to promote positive human relations and civil rights in Davis.” The award was signed by Mayor Dan Wolk.
Aaron Mahon wins team davis ambassador award!
Team Davis participant, Aaron Mahon, won this year’s Ambassador of the Year award at the Team Davis banquet. This is an award given by the Team Davis board of directors for one participant who has gone above and beyond to participate in Team Davis sports and activities, to help his or her fellow Team Davisites, and to connect Team Davis to the broader community. Congratulations Aaron! Previous winners include Neil Cherones, Tyler Sierras, Jeff Brandenburger, Brad Winter, Mary Russ, Allie True, and Brian Reioux.
Megan ewEns wins team davis volunteer of the year award!
Congratulations to Megan Ewens for winning the 2015 Team Davis volunteer of the year award! Megan has volunteered as a coach for several sports over the last few years. Thank you Megan for all your hard work and your commitment to Team Davis. Previous Volunteers of the Year winners have been Jules Walton, Nicole Wells, Alan Mann, Emily Hahn, Allison Olson and Eric Russell.
Team Davis represented at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event
Team Davis president, Robin Dewey, represented Team Davis on a panel of three who were asked to speak about how service strengthens the greater community. Robin also used the opportunity to talk about the importance of community integration in helping us understand and respect each other — our lives are richer when we embrace diversity.