Nearly 1,000 athletes took part in the Seventh Annual Junior Blind Olympics hosted by the Junior Blind and the Optimist Blind Youth Association. This terrific event drew young athletes from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah to compete in activities such as archery, rowing and rock and wall climbing,
The Junior Blind of America provides visually impaired children and adults with recreational activities and rehabilitation, and teaches skills to promote and enable independence. The values of the Junior Blind are: students and their families first, dignity through independence, building upon strengths, partnering for success, commitment to excellence, and touching more lives.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined in the festivities along with other special guests, including State Senator Curren Price, Assembly Member Holly J. Mitchell, former gold medalist Rafer Johnson and world champion power lifter Cody Colchado, Jr.