It was my honor to recognize a special athlete today at the Board of Supervisors. Growing up, Blake Steinecke enjoyed playing baseball, hockey, and lacrosse while maintaining a 4.0 GPA at San Marcos High School.
At the age of 16, he was diagnosed with Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, which led to blindness. Despite this life-changing diagnosis, Blake forged a successful career as a student-athlete, leaning on his faith, and graduated magna cum laude from Cal State University San Marcos. Blake is now leading the way as a member of the U.S. Blind Hockey team, who trains twice a week at Icetown in Carlsbad. He continues to promote and empower the blind community. As a tech professional, he is focused on creating and improving technical services for the vision-impaired.
Today will forever be known as Blake Steinecke Day throughout San Diego County!