On Saturday, May 12th, Strake Jesuit School hosted the Special Olympics, spring games. Over 500 athletes competed in track and field, tennis skills and soccer.
SaberCats players Jack Riley, Estevan Florez, Mo Mascary, Chris Parker and Sam Windsor were on hand to offer support and encouragement to the athletes. The players were presented to the crowd during the opening ceremony and then made their way around to all the different events, cheering the athletes on, presenting medals and posing for photos.
Rene Klovenski, program Director for the greater Houston area, was very appreciative of the effort by the players and is hoping the SaberCats can be involved in more events in the future. David Gaecke, coach for the Cy Fair Special Olympics Team (and avid SaberCats supporter), was responsible for organizing the Cats involvement on the day and is looking forward to having the team at more Special Olympic events throughout the year.
The players had a great time and were blown away by the Athletes and their determination, enthusiasm, and competitiveness.
May 12th Rugby Skills Camp
Last Saturday, saw the Houston SaberCats partner with the West Houston Lions Rugby Club to launch its first skills camp at the prestigious KISD Rhodes Stadium. The field was filled with just under a 100 athletes, local coaches, and SaberCats players and staff ready to grow the game in the great Houston area and beyond.
Sharing tips from the SaberCats pros to help super charge their rugby playing IQ, the young athletes got an inside look at what it takes to be a SaberCat. The day was a great success with lots of smiles and fun times had by all that attended. A special thank you to Typhoon Texas Waterpark and Ocean Offshore for their sponsorship to make this camp a resounding success. Our mission of growing the game of rugby here in Houston will continue, and we look forward to seeing these talented athletes progress and improve over the years to come.