5th Annual Special Olympics Clinic
Saturday October 7- 10am
Fun, Friends, and Food
Sign-Up Online HERE to Help
West Ranch Action Team will be continuing their tradition of Inviting the Special Olympics "Sharks" softball teams to the West Ranch fields for a skills clinic and scrimmage. Action Team members will work with two teams of approximately 15 athletes each. They will lead warm ups and then split up into two groups: One for a Scrimmage on the Baseball field; and one group will participate in a skills clinic on the softball field. Athletes are coed and range in age from 8 to 43 years. Fourteen Special Olympics Coaches will be on hand to help with the Sharks to guide the process as much or as little as Action Team members are comfortable with.
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DONATE A TEDDY BEAR-- An Action Team Community Service Project
Deadline Will Be Wednesday 4/26/2017 at Varsity Home Game vs Saugus
Together we collected over 70 teddy bears for Henry Mayo Hospital ER.
We also collected $131.75 for the Cardenas family. Both programs rallied!
Teddy Bears Can also Be Turned Into Room 513 at Anytime!
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is in need of BRAND NEW 9-12" TEDDY BEARS for one of the 12,000 children seen each year in the Emergency Department. Last year out of those 12,000 children only 6,000 received stuffed animals. We want to help change those statistics!
ACTION TEAM and the Students of West Ranch can help. Please bring in your NEW TEDDY BEAR BETWEEN NOW AND April 26, 2017. There will be a box in Coach Burrill's baseball/computer room (Room #513). Just drop it off-- and Action Team will make sure that those BEARS get to the hospital and are ready to comfort the children.
PLEASE SIGN UP AND BRING A BRAND NEW TEDDY BEAR! MAKE A CHILD HAPPY
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Annual Special Olympics Softball Clinic/Game
Saturday October 1, 2016
View Further Information and Sign-Up To Participate
Special Olympics Volunteer Form
NCLA FOOD DRIVE FOR SCV FOOD PANTRY Signal Article
Hi, the USPS NEEDS our help. The postal workers will be collecting food on their routes on Saturday, May 14. They have asked Action Team to help unload and pack up boxes that the postal workers bring in. We have volunteered Action Team to donate 2 hours. (2-4pm) on that day.
Post Office address is: 24355 Creekside Road, Valencia, CA
View more info and Sign-up HERE
2016 Special Olympics Spring Regional Games
ATTENTION: West Ranch Action Club
Hart High School Track & Newhall Park
Newhall Avenue, Newhall 91321
Check in at the Hart High Track
2:00pm-4:30pm: Tear Down
Interested? Contact Stephanie Yoshida at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Call 661-253-2121
Action Team Special Olympics Softball Day 11/1/15
Special Olympics Softball/Clnic Rescheduled for Sunday November 1st.
Reminder- Daylight Savings Time (Fall Backward!)
West Ranch Action Team will be coming together with the coach athletes on the Special Olympics "Sharks" softball teams in a skills clinic and scrimmage at West Ranch High. Action Team members will work with two teams of approximately 15 athletes each. They will lead warm ups and then split up into two groups to lead the younger skilled team in a skills clinic on the softball field and the more advanced skilled team in a scrimmage on the baseball field. Athletes are coed and range in age from 8 to 43 years. Fourteen Special Olympics Coaches for the Sharks will be on hand to guide the process as much or as little as Action Team members are comfortable with.
Sign-Up for the Softball Event and View Additional Information
4th Annual Special Olympics Softball Game
Great Day! We will post pictures, information, and details of our event from Sunday November 1st as they become available. Keep checking back...
West Ranch and the Action Team want to thank Domino's Pizza, Nothing Bundt Cake, and Mimi's Café for supplying food for the Special Olympics Event. And a special thanks to Chad Smith, Mike Montgomery, and Trevor Brown for being apart of this special day.
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View Video From Event on our YouTube Page HERE
View Event Pictures HERE
View MLB Action Team Pro Pictures HERE
Food Drive and Help the Children
Action Team Winter Project with Help the Children
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2015 or Thursday Feb. 5, 2015 (4:30-7:30)
View Event Flyer HERE
Download Talent/Media Release Form
HELP THE CHILDREN donations - even if not attending the event.
They desperately need:
Spaghetti Sauce (smaller sz)
Canned Meats- tuna, chicken, beef
Cereal Boxes- smaller sz NOT family large sz
Or anything that you want to part with in your
pantry. Thank you in advance!
Please bring to room 513 on or before 2/5- or give to
Doug Gragg and he can put in his trunk to take over.
Zach Britton of Baltimore Orioles will be stopping by on February 5th to help our Action Team event.
Reminder for all players to wear their Action Team T-Shirt.
Thursday Feb. 5, 2015 (4:30-7:30)
Tues. 1/27/2015 Action Team HELP THE CHILDREN (yes, varsity has a game) so maybe JV/Freshman want to volunteer for the first sign up and Varsity sign up for Thursday Feb. 5th, 2015.Times are 4:30-7:30. It is here in Valencia and if practice runs late they can just come as soon as they can. -- If they cannot make either day and want to help they can donate food, or they can volunteer and donate food. For every 20 dry good items = 1 hour of donation time.
We would like to Start the New Year off Right, by helping to stock the shelves and donate food for the Help the Children Organization in Santa Clarita.
Link to the Event Information and Sign-Up Form
WR Documents Page
Reminder for all players to wear their Action Team T-Shirt.
Jodi Gragg and Courtney Armendariz are the new parent leads. The 2014 Captains are Griffin Armendariz, Hayden Cook, and Brett Raffish with Doug Gragg coming in as lead Captain in fall 2015.
Action Team Special Olympics Softball Day
We had a great day on Saturday with the Special Olympics Sharks Softball Team. Thanks to the West Ranch Action Team and Wendy from the Special Olympics for putting on such a great event. Special thanks to our Wildcat moms who once again stepped-up and made the day perfect. Eveyone had a great time! Well done Action Team!
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View 2014 Pictures HERE
Our 2nd Annual Day Softball Clinic With the Sharks Special Olympics Team Will Be Saturday September 6, 2014.
West Ranch Action Team will be coming together to coach the Special Olympics "Sharks" softball teams in a skills clinic and scrimmage at West Ranch High School. Action Team members will work with two teams of approximately 15 athletes each. They will lead warm ups and then split up into two groups to lead the younger skilled team in a skills clinic on the softball field and the more advanced skilled team in a scrimmage on the baseball field. Athletes are coed and range in age from 8 to 43 years. Fourteen Special Olympics Coaches for the Sharks will be on hand to guide the Action Team members. After the clinic we will all enjoy pizza and water with the athletes! Please join us for this unforgettable Action Team Project! To participate, you must be 14 years of age and complete the "Class B" Special Olympics Volunteer Registration Form located on the West Ranch High Baseball website. This form requires the signature of your legal guardian if under 18 years of age. Bring this form to the event! We are asking Action Team Members to arrive at 8 a.m. to assist with set up and prep. Sharks athletes will arrive by 9 a.m. to begin clinic and scrimmage. Please remember to wear your ACTION TEAM tees, and bring SPECIAL PERMISSION SLIPS with you. If you are getting a Tee shirt for the first time, it will be provided the morning of.
View Pictures from Last Year's Event- Set 1 - Set 2
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Sign-Up For the Event
3rd Annual Action Team Event with Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2014
"Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive relies on Action Team for manpower!
On May 10, 2014, twenty Action Team members worked 2.5 hours unloading and loading food donated by the community to support the “Stamp Out Hunger” US Postal Carrier Food Drive. All donations benefited the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. The West Ranch Action Team has become such a strong force for this event that the Pantry relies on them as the sole volunteer group to provide labor for the Creekside Post Office location during the closing hours. The tons of food collected will be distributed to neighbors in need in SCV. This is the 3rd year in a row the Action Team has proudly supported this community food drive.
December 2013 Event
After classes, before Winter Break on December 19, 2013, members of the West Ranch Action Team worked two shifts to assist Help the Children in prepping and distributing food collected by Action Team members and the community. Eight students worked the early shift organizing donations and stocking the shelves before 18 more arrived to help distribute the food to Help the Children's clients. It was a heartwarming opportunity for our kids to help those most in need during the holidays.
The West Ranch Action Team is a group of teens wanting to make a difference in their community. Volunteer hours are not driven by requirements but rather the true desire to make a difference. The Club is lead by Senior Team Captains Chase Malynn, Ryan Vergara, Jake Spurlin and Addison Jackson who formed the West Ranch Action Team in May 2012. They have done one large volunteer project each quarter since inception.
Most recently, the Action Team held a Softball Skills Clinic and Scrimmage for the Special Olympics Sharks Softball Teams on September 7, 2013. Action Team Members coached 27 Special Olympics athletes, both men and women, ages 15-43 years. Action Team members coached strategies for running bases, catching balls and holding the bat more efficiently for better hitting. They encouraged the athletes at all skill levels (from being able to catch the ball to hitting an in-park home run) and were inspired by the positive and competitive attitude of each athlete. Following the Clinic/Scrimmage, the Action Team treated the athletes to a pizza lunch giving them an opportunity to get to know each other on a more personal level. It was a special and inspirational day for everyone!
LA Times Article About the Event
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-Action Team Description-
West Ranch baseball players are invited to join an amazing group of individuals wanting to make a difference in their community! Volunteers of America and the Major League Baseball Players Trust teamed up in 2003 to encourage high school students to get involved in their communities and help those in need. Action Teams, composed of Major League baseball players and high school students, work together to encourage students to volunteer. To date 38,500 high school volunteers have helped more than 142,000 people in their communities.
Not only will this look great on college applications, but each participant will truly benefit from this wonderful character building opportunity.
This is strictly voluntary.
Action Team Spring Project 2013 Recap
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Santa Clarita Food Pantry, the
Executive Director, and most especially, the clients who come to us in need of
supplemental food for their families, we want to thank the West Ranch Baseball
Team for their help with the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May
The team's generous commitment of time and hard work made this event a success!
We collected over 35 tons of food (the amount we dispense in one month), which
will be distributed to our neighbors in need here in the SCV. Please pass on
our thanks to the team.
Action Team Winter Project 2012 Recap
Thirteen Members of the West Ranch Action team solicited their neighbors to collect non-perishable food, toys and personal hygiene items for those less fortunate during the holiday season. Collections included 719 food items, 48 non-food items and 50 toys. Team members brought those items to “Help the Children’s” Santa Clarita warehouse on December 20th where they sorted all the donations and were actually able to help 50-60 local needy families “shop and bag” their necessities for the holiday. It was a truly rewarding experience for everyone involved! The next project will be announced soon.