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REACH 4 RADD Wins Big at Special Olympic Regional Basketball Competition.
Pleasanton RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled) athletes earned various medals last month when their hometown hosted the Special Olympics Northern California regional basketball competition.
Leading the way for the local squad on March 9 were the individual skills competitors, with RADD’s Adam Pinney, Ajay Miller and Vlad Goroklhov each winning a gold medal in the contest that tested athletes’ abilities to dribble, shoot baskets and make chest passes.
In team competitions, the RADD A team participated in a higher division this time around, winning its first game and then dropping a close second game by a narrow margin en route to earning the bronze medal.
“These athletes train for eight weeks on passing, rebounding, fast-breaks and shooting. Their practice paid off and was demonstrated by an impressive 3-pointer by Heather Soto,” RADD coach Kay King said.
The RADD B team gave the hometown fans thrills during the tournament in Pleasanton. After losing a tight game by two points in their opener, the RADD B athletes battled to a triple-overtime victory in their second game capped by a game-winning basket by Pete Voss.
“Judging by the cheering from not only our team, but the volunteers, score keepers and everyone else in the gym, RADD B was clearly the favorite amongst the fans,” King said.
In all, more than 400 athletes from 15 teams across Northern California took part in the regional competition played at Amador Valley High School and Pleasanton and Harvest Park middle schools on March 9.
Voss, a 74-year-old athlete and longtime Special Olympics competitor, served as torch bearer during the opening ceremonies at Amador — which also saw RADD athlete Jason Paasch lead the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
After the tournament, Tri-Valley REACH sponsored a pizza party for the RADD teams at New York Pizza on Main Street.
REACH receives recognition award from
Pleasanton’s City Council
On Tuesday, October 16th, Tri-Valley REACH, Inc., was recognized for its 20 plus years of success in the Pleasanton business community. Since REACH’s founding almost 28 years ago, hundreds of individuals with developmental disabilities have had the opportunity to live independently in a REACH home. REACH is proud of this legacy and continues to provide safe, quality and affordable homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Congratulations to REACH!
REACH Continues their Commitment to Serving Adults with Developmental Disabilities!
REACH, which stands for Resources, Education, Activites, Community and Housing, continues to be instrumental in supporting our community’s adults with developmental disabilities in many aspects of their lives. Although the primary mission is providing homes for independent living, REACH’s commitment to the special needs community as a whole remains strong.
REACH annually provides scholarships for those who cannot afford to participate in the City of Pleasanton’s RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled) program. In addition to scholarships, REACH also provides equipment, uniforms and other sports related items as needed throughout the year.
RADD athletes, who are also part of Special Olympics Northern California, are able to particiapte and compete all year long in sports such as basketball, track & field, volleyball, golf, softball and floor hockey. At the conclusion of each sport, REACH holds a recognition and awards pizza party where every athlete is recognzied for their hard work, commitment to staying active and healthy and to their participation and team spirit.
From REACH and those we serve, sincerely thank our Friends of REACH for their loyal support. We look forward to sponsoring many more exciting and wondeful events this year for our community of adults with developmental disabilities!