Briggs honored as Special Olympics Athlete of Month

LaMarcus Briggs

LaMarcus Briggs

LaMarcus Briggs, a standout softball and basketball player, was named the Santa Barbara Athlete Round Table Special Olympics Athlete of the Month.

Briggs, whose nickname is ?Big Time Briggs,? plays shortstop for the softball team.

?He?s our star player,? said Special Olympics coach and Round Table board member Aaron Brown.

In a recent tournament, Briggs asked Brown if he could pitch a game. ?He pitched and we won the game,? said Brown. ?Marcus is one of our better athletes in Special Olympics overall.?

Briggs has been a Special Olympics athlete for 10 years.