Meet Mendoza and Richards, recognized for Special Olympic Work

Way to Go Shirley Mendoza and Kim Richards! Shirley is a tennis pro who was recently named a national coach for the 2011 Special Olympics World Games, to be held in Greece. Kim has been named to the Special Olympics North America Tennis Committee. Kim and her husband founded a nonprofit organization creating opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities.

The Kim and Don Richards Family Foundation provides educational enrichment through student sponsorship and social outings with trips to sporting events, theater, and restaurants to improve interaction within the setting.

For more information on the foundation, feel free to contact Kim at kardcr (at) or by visiting the foundation’s Facebook page: The Kim and Don Richards Family Foundation.

To find out more about Shirley Mendoza, visit her website at