Santa Ana kids gets Olympic coaching
- August 9, 2010
- Lauren Collins, 2010 sociology alumnus, is featured in the OC Register August 6, 2010
From the OC Register:
Dozens of children got professional coaching from Olympians this week on how to kick, dribble and live a healthy lifestyle during a free three-day sports camp. About 150 students from KidWorks - a Santa Ana-based nonprofit group that aims to rebuild at-risk neighborhoods by nurturing the children who live there - participated in the camp from Aug. 3 to 5 at the newly renovated Jerome Center. The event was run by the Olympic Academy, an Orange County-based organization that provides mentoring and instruction for student athletes ages 8 to 18. Participants learned about techniques associated with baseball, basketball, soccer and more. Coaches included Olympic Academy founder Genai Kerr; Michael Fitzhugh, a life skills coach and certified personal trainer; Lauren Collins, a UC Irvine graduate who holds high jump and heptathlon records; Slavko Kljestan, a semi-professional soccer player in Sarajevo who coached six Olympic soccer players in the 2008 Bejing Games; and Taylor Bills, a reality TV personality and former member of the Arizona League Seattle Mariners minor league baseball team.
For the full story, please visit http://www.ocregister.com/news/olympic-260991-kerr-soccer.html.