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2015 Special Olympian, Jeff Scott, wins Gold and Bronze Medal in Tennis

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Jeff Scott competed in the  Special Olympics  for the fourth time and won a gold medal in doubles and a bronze medal in singles.

Jeff Scott competed in the Special Olympics for the fourth time and won a gold medal in doubles and a bronze medal in singles.


    As many of you heard, Brea resident, Jeff Scott, on his fourth trip to participate in the Special Olympics World Games held this year in Los Angeles, won a doubles tennis gold and a bronze medal in singles this past week! We caught up with his mother and father, Roseann and Rick Scott, who were overwhelmed with delight about his accomplishments.

      This was Jeff’s first gold medal and his mom said, that he and his partner in doubles, Bobby Williams from Missouri, just happened to graduate at Valencia High School in Placentia - Jeff’s alma mater, too. Roseann also relayed that Jeff, 46, and his partner, Bobby, 40, triumphed against much younger players who were in their late teens from Belgium. “Never say Never” as this was especially remarkable in their victory!

        Special Olympics gold medal ceremony. Left to right doubles partners in red and blue: Bobby Williams and Jeff Scott. (courtesy Roseann Scott)

        Special Olympics gold medal ceremony. Left to right doubles partners in red and blue: Bobby Williams and Jeff Scott. (courtesy Roseann Scott)


          This past weekend Jeff participated in the celebrity exhibition match promoting unified sports, non-handicapped individuals competing with special athletes. According to Roseanne, Jeff played doubles with Pete Sampras, an American known wildly as one of the greatest in tennis history. Other celebrity participants included Michael Te-Pei Chang, an American tennis player who won the Grand Slam singles in 1989 at the age of 17, and Nadia Comaneci from Russia, whose accomplishments include three Olympic gold medals in gymnastics. Celebrity actor George Lazenby, best known for portraying James Bond in a 1969 film was in attendance and hosting the celebrity event was Pam Shriver of Newport Beach, who among her credits is a doubles specialist and a current tennis broadcaster for ESPN.

            Jeff Scott sitting proudly with his parents, Rick and Roseann. (courtesy Roseann Scott)

            Jeff Scott sitting proudly with his parents, Rick and Roseann. (courtesy Roseann Scott)


              It was quite a surreal experience for the Scott family! At the awards ceremony Roseann said, “Jeff broke down and cried for each medal he got." Adding,"Rick and I are paralyzed from the last two weeks! It was an amazing experience. Having attended three of the four World Games with Jeff we found the Los Angeles site to be the best! Jeff’s entire USA Tennis delegation (coaches & athletes) plus parents and family members just “clicked!” We have never experienced such friendship and support in past Games. Jeff has made long term friends and we have found sources to keep Jeff involved in tennis for future years."

                The City Council, upon hearing confirmation from Jeff and his parents, will be honoring him at the meeting on August 18 at 7:00 p.m.-- very befitting for our special sports hero, so try to make the date and give him a shout out for his amazing accomplishments. For those of you who can’t attend, you can watch it on Channel 3!

                  LATEST UPDATE RE: Jeff Scott's community recognition. Due to work constraints, Jeff and his parents are unable to make the City Council's evening meeting on August 18. Mayor Marty Simonoff is in the midst of scheduling a plan for an afternoon occasion to honor Jeff Scott's notable Special Olympics accomplishments.
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