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Headed over to Reno to photograph Special Olympics Nevada Summer Games.
After working with Special Olympics Northern California, I was bummed to find out I won't be able to cover their summer games in Davis on the 22nd (though fear not, Michael Chen will be covering for KLC fotos and is sure to get some great shots) So when there was an opportunity to cover the Nevada Summer Games, I jumped at the chance!
Spent Friday evening covering their ceremonies, where an athlete with more confidence that I could ever dream of, co-hosted the ceremony.
Then they ran the torch around the field. I thought it would be easy to run along side them as they circled the track. By the time I had run around the track, up into the bleachers to get and overall, back down and up to the podium where they were lighting the torch... I was winded!
But what a powerful ceremony, and so wonderful to see the support of law enforcement!
Woke up the next morning to cover the field events.
Then spent the afternoon hopping between the track events and swimming.
What an amazing day! The athletes are truly inspirational... and the volunteers who support them, amazing!
If you ever feel like the world is full of miserable people, go to a Special Olympics event and have your faith in humanity beyond restored!
Headed over to AT&T Park for game three of the Arizona Diamondbacks vs the San Francisco Giants.
With Tim Lincecum pitching, Giants fell to the Dbacks 4-1.
Poor Timmy is struggling!
Headed down to Santa Clara at the 49ers headquarters for the "Official Team Activities"
It seems crazy that football is already getting started.
Pretty exciting to see the new faces and see the team in training. Since it's so early in the season, a lot of the players are pretty relaxed and just enjoying the time with their teammates and getting excited about the season ahead.
A couple weeks ago I was contacted by the Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of the American Indian about displaying my photo of USA Water Polo player Tumua Anae in their exhibit "Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics"
The exhibit runs through September 3rd, which is exactly a month before I will be in DC. But thankfully my bestest buddy Roushani who just graduated law school, currently lives in D.C. and was kind enough to take time out of her studying for the Bar to go check it out, and took the photos you see in this blog post. Even double checking my named was spelled right ;-)
I'm so honored to have the Smithsonian Institution display my work - and congratulations to Tumua who was officially named to the Olympic team last week!