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HATS OFF TO HIGH HOPES

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The Tinsel Triathlon Foundation honored “Excellence in Athletics” at the “Hats Off to High Hopes” celebration Friday, February 22, at the Downtown Deli and Coffee Company in the City of Hemet. The 3 individuals selected for this esteemed recognition were chosen for their sports acumen, academic performance, and their focus on their future.

- Tinsel Triathlon Foundation


 


Micayla Johnson-Byrd , a Hemet High School sophomore, is a team member of the Hemet High varsity softball team.  According to her father, Gary Byrd, Micayla has long held a love for baseball since the age of 5.  In fact, she won first place at Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim last June.  She's a young lady focused on family, school and her sport.




Jesse Zuniga (left), an alumnus out of the San Jacinto Valley's Cops 4 Kids & Communities, began boxing at their non-profit based facility at the age of 15 while a sophomore at San Jacinto High School. Today, while maintaining his relationship with Cops 4 kids, Jesse is currently attending Mt. San Jacinto College with a focus on criminal justice all while negotiating the interview process to attend the Los Angeles Police Department Police Academy.