Olympic Day

Sports Academy Thousand Oaks

Photo by Lauren Barash

Having fun with futsal.


lympic athletes came out to play at the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks last month. Kids ages 6 to 14 had the opportunity to practice volleyball, learn the indoor soccer sport of futsal, show their skills on the basketball court and more, with former Olympians providing guidance and feedback. Team USA athletes included Ron Skarin (Cycling), Kim Gilbert (Table Tennis), Barbara Ann Ferrell-Edmonson and Jeff Williams (Track and Field) and Sean Rooney (Volleyball). Canadian Track and Fielder LaDonna Antoine-Watkins also joined in the fun. The event was held on Olympic Day, June 23, which commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games in 1894

From left, Kim Gilbert, Faith Burt, Barbara Ann Ferrell-Edmonson, Jeff Williams, Ron Skarin and Sean Rooney.

Warming up with LaDonna Antoine-Watkins.

Kids getting excited to participate in their first event.


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