This four-day event is for special athletes who compete in various sporting events, camp, and just have a great time. This is their time to show off what they can do and each participant goes home a winner. Hundreds of people with a wide range of disabilities travel from all around Northern California to attend this very special sporting event and campout.
Without the many family members, volunteers, donations, buddies for the athletes, and the many dedicated people who come to the Summer Games this event would not be possible.
One most important parts of the Redwood Summer Games are the buddies. This can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Buddies assist, coach, encourage, record scores, and often team up with disabled contestants as they participate in up to 10 sporting events.
This year the grand parade was held at the campground instead of in downtown Garberville. Organizers wanted to include everyone in the parade this time and it proved to be a big part of the weekend festivities. Almost all of the participants were in the parade and were cheered on by a large group of supporters.
If you would like to volunteer at Community Cornerstone, Inc., or would like to put your name on the list for next year, give them a call at 923-9248.
1. Participants in the Redwood Summer Games hold the banner for the official opening.
2. Glen Haven Outreach adult day care center from Crescent City was well represented in the parade.
3. Grace Anderson has been attending the Redwood Summer Games since the age of two.
4. Participants and supporters march in the grand parade at Redwood Area Campground north of Weott to open the games.