Manuel White and the SCV Summer Games
The Santa Clarita Summer Games is an annual Sports and Educational Event held in Santa Clarita, California. The Santa Clarita Valley Summer Games was created to bring athletes and families together to compete and learn about sports safety, healthy nutrition and proper exercise.
Manuel White, the founder, is a nine-year veteran of the Pasadena Fire Department, as well as a father of two boys Iasiah (seven) and Evan (five). Manuel was raised in the Santa Clarita Valley, where he attended Valencia High School. He excelled both athletically and academically—earning a scholarship to attend University of California Los Angeles. While at UCLA, Manuel was a three-year starter at running back and also served as a team captain both his junior and senior years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Manuel was drafted to the Washington Redskins to continue his football career professionally. Manuel spent two injury-stricken years in the NFL and as a result came to the conclusion that it was time to begin another chapter in his life. He pursued another dream of his and became a firefighter. Manuel now spends much of his time mentoring youth and giving back to his community. The SCV Summer Games are a testament to his passion for children, their safety as well as health. The event is hosted by DylanKieth & Laurie Foundation (www.DKandLFoundation.com) and is sponsored by The Paseo Club, Gold’s Gym, GrindFlipp, Valencia High School and The Magazine of Santa Clarita.
Keep your eyes out for the Valencia Viking Alumni Association as they will be on hand raising awareness and funds for the Rusty Swisher Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund awards students’ scholarships to improve the quality and accessibility of their education. What first began as a show of support to friend Rebecca Swisher, a group of VHS Alumni raised funds and awarded two scholarships to students. With the creation of the Valencia High School Alumni Association, co-founders Kelly Berry and Stephanie Tiffany along with foundation member Koren Young are excited to join this cause and continue the legacy created by Rebecca’s friends.
“We will be hosting a Cornhole Tournament at the event. We hope to see tons of students, families, alumni as well as meet new faces. Manuel is giving us an amazing opportunity to join in the fun, and we are so grateful for that,” said Stephanie Tiffany.
The goal is to bring families together from all over SCV and surrounding areas to spend a day playing basketball, football or participating in Track & Field events! Santa Clarita Valley Summer Games is open to individuals and teams, from eight years old to adult. Youth as young as six years old are eligible to participate in Track & Field events. You can find a complete listing of rules, regulations and violations on the event website, www.scvsummergames.com.
About DylanKieth & Laurie Foundation: The DylanKeith & Laurie Foundation (DK&L Foundation) is committed to helping our communities be more prepared and understand window safety and accident prevention. Window accidents are the primary focus of the DylanKeith & Laurie Foundation. Both Doris Laurie and Kristin Best, founders of the DK&L Foundation, lost a child due to a window fall. Through the foundation, Doris and Kristin want to educate and inform the community of the importance of securing windows in their homes. They provide free seminars, provide informational brochures, safety videos, and product demonstrations, as well as personal in-home safety checks. They want to ensure families are fully informed about child safety and we go to the necessary lengths to make sure their questions and concerns are taken care of.
Posted By , 10 May 2018