Special Forces Sports
WE ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.
A note from Tom McMahon
My mother, Joan McMahon, a special needs educator, shared this “life truth” with me at an early age:
The average human being takes 630 million breaths in a lifetime. These breaths literally create the next “moment” in our lives. Life is about winning these precious moments we call the “present.”
I have decided to join “Dr.” Lance and the Special Forces Sports Foundation because of their unwavering passion to help children with unique abilities win the next “breath/moment” of their life. The “present” given to these young men and women created by Special Forces events is a “truth” that will last their lifetime.
Join me in helping Special Forces Sports Foundation “cover this kick” for these kids.
About "Dr." Matt lance and
the Special Forces Sports Foundation
“Dr.” Matt Lance, a Southern California native and an assistant coach of a successful high school football program for 20 years, enjoys the process of seeing his student-athletes mature and grow. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, “Dr.” Lance also serves as a physical education teacher and leads the special needs PE class; one of the most rewarding aspects of his work in education.
The story of Special Forces Sports Day began in 2017 when transportation obstacles dashed “Dr.” Lance’s hopes of attending a special needs event with a group of his students. To ensure that local students never missed another opportunity to get involved in similar events, “Dr.” Lance immediately got to work and solicited the help of a colleague at a nearby school. Together, they piloted an event that exploded in popularity and has evolved into what is now known as Special Forces Sports Day.
Special Forces Sports Day is a vital program that connects football, soccer, basketball, softball, swimming, track, and various other high school athletes with special needs students who are eager to engage in a day of fun activities and sportsmanship. Students from diverse programs including the Career and Technical Education program, the Culinary Arts program, Video Production, and the Associated Student Body all join in to help create an extraordinary experience for everyone involved.
In 2020, Special Forces Sports Day aims to double the number of attendees and hopes to welcome over 400 special needs students. You can help support Special Forces Sports Day and special needs students in our community by donating to this worthy cause!