I'm @LA2015 Special Olympics World Games!
The Special Olympics World Games is at hand! With 6,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being held here in Los Angeles July 25-August 2, 2015 – will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.
I have been involved with the Special Olympics in the Santa Clarita Valley for a little while now, a really worthy cause. I encourage you to get out and get involved with the group in your local area; there is always a need for good support personnel! One of my favorite events growing up was Gymnastics, and I am honored to be selected to as one of the few local photographers asked to participate in the 2015 Special Olympic World Games. I am covering - that's right - Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics at the John Wooden Center! Woohoo! Other days have me covering Tennis, Judo and Softball - perfect me me as I love live action and candid photography. What a great fit this will be!
Holy Toothpicks, Batman! I caught the board shattering at the moment of impact!
Using my photography skills to cover my favorite events is pretty cool in and of itself, but the icing on the cake was yet to come. Thanks to a recent upgrade in our marketing, Sony has offered to lend us some of their latest and great camera equipment to cover the World Games! Yay- New Toys! I am really pumped about the unboxing and hands-on and will try to get some pix posted. World Games clothing and ID arrived, and coupled with a nice camera Sponsorship from SONY Corporation of America, I'm looking forward to giving a lot and learning a lot. And isn't what this is all about anyway?