Coach Loren Pearson believes in the power of sports.
A lifelong swimmer, Pearson has been an assistant coach for the Las Positas College swim team for 10 years and helped launch the program at its inception. Swimming has meant a lot to Pearson throughout her life; and helped her gain confidence to overcome her own sets of obstacles. In turn, she is passionate about giving back that gift to others – especially those who may not have otherwise been afforded the opportunity.
Pearson is a longtime supporter of programs serving individuals with disabilities and has always had a desire to coach with Special Olympics. A few years ago, she set out to start a Special Olympics team at Las Positas – but quickly realized that with facility rental fees and other logistical burdens, it would not be fiscally possible.
So instead of bringing the athletes to her, Pearson decided to bring her team to them...
Continue reading about the amazing impact Loren and Hawks are making with the Special Olympics Northern California group here.