Jessica Simon was recognized at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon as the Special Olympics Athlete of the Month.
Jessica plays six sports, including tennis, floor hockey, basketball, bocci ball, swimming, and bowling. Jess was the captain of a floor hockey team that just won a gold medal at a recent competition.
“Her coach said that the reason she’s a team captain is her leadership skills. She always is enthusiastic and positive. The players that are down, she always picks them up,” explained award presenter Aaron Brown.
Jessica has been involved with Special Olympics for 25 years.