Monday, September 03, 2012

Five Olympians To Be Honored Tuesday

In a press release the middle of last week the City of Costa Mesa announced that five United States Olympians who participated in the recent London Olympic Games will be honored in a special ceremony on the City Hall Lawn at 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Those Olympians are volleyballers Misty May-Treanor, April Ross and Jake Gibb, gymnast Kyla Ross and heptathlete Sharon Day.  The public is invited to attend this very special event, hosted by CEO Tom Hatch.  The press release text follows:

Five hometown Olympians to be honored Tuesday at City Hall
Posted Date: 8/29/2012

The City of Costa Mesa will honor five Olympic hometown heroes including three-time gold medalist Misty May-Treanor and “Fierce Five” gold-medal gymnast Kyla Ross in a City Hall ceremony on Tuesday at 5 p.m.  
April Ross (silver medalist in women’s beach volleyball), Jake Gibb (men’s beach volleyball) and heptathlete Sharon Day will be the three other London Olympians celebrated before Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

The athletes will receive Costa Mesa street signs in their names, among other gifts, on an outdoor stage on the City Hall lawn. City Chief Executive Officer Tom Hatch will emcee the festivities. 

“Costa Mesa is proud to have had five of the world’s best athletes in the London Games,” Hatch said. “This is our way of celebrating their success and letting them know how much their hometown is behind them.”

The public is invited to the free event. Complimentary parking will be available across the street from the Civic Center at the Orange County Fair and Event Center's Lot B.

Misty May-Treanor and April Ross grew up in Costa Mesa and attended Newport Harbor High School. Sharon Day, also a Costa Mesa native, graduated from Costa Mesa High School. Jake Gibb resides in Costa Mesa, and Kyla Ross trains at the Gym-Max Academy of Gymnastics in Costa Mesa.

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Anonymous Mike McNiff said...

Still can't believe there wasn't a single reporter at the Times that could put together that Misty May and April Ross both went to Newport Harbor. Plaschke talked like they were from the South Bay.

Congrats to all of our Olympians!

9/03/2012 06:19:00 PM  

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