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The Buoyancy of Success

What does success look like to you?  To society? A good paying job?  A fancy car? A large house? Financial wealth? Social status?  To some it can be as simple as learning how to float, or better yet, how to swim.  Besides, when has social status, a fancy car, or even having a large house,

Constituents of the Month

On April 5th, 2019, Eric and David Groos were recognized by Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) as “Constituents of the Month” for their founding of and work through Great Opportunities. The following was read into the Congressional Record: Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Eric and David Groos, two constituents from San Juan Capistrano, as

Earth Day…

Skies of my youth What we call a “brown out” today, is significantly different from declared “brown outs” when I was a kid. Days like this, pictured above, were our “brown outs”.  The skyline often took on a dense yellow/brown tinge. The air, saturated with visible particulates and pollutants, was often deemed unsafe to play

Founding Fathers

Meet Eric and David Groos.  They are the founding fathers of the San Juan Capistrano based, non-profit, Great Opportunities. Their mission: to teach “at-risk” youth to swim, enjoy the ocean responsibly and become more “eco-wise”.  David, a graduate of Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo with a B.A. in Recreation Administration is the non-profit’s Executive

Great Opportunities Christmas Party Extravaganza

Great Opportunities Christmas Party Extravaganza will be held on December 2nd and will be delivering a toy to all children that write a letter to Santa Clause.  Kids will also have a opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa.  There will be various organizations in attendance promoting their program offerings.  In addition, there will

2017 #GO2 Bike Event

Great Opportunities #GO2  Bike Event WHERE: Descanso park located in San Juan Capistrano Is perfect. It is the Junction of three bike trails. Ride from anywhere In South Orange County GOAL: promote a vibrant bike culture in SJC. Alleviate vehicle congestion throughout town. Engage LMTs to help and teach them business needed to succeed. WHEN:GO’s

2017 GO calendar

2017 GO Calendar  This  info is subject to change. LMTs  will meet every third Sunday @ 5pm GO2 Bike Clinic every second Saturday 10pm to 2pm. on a street corner near you TBA cardboard boat build @baby beach TBA Mongoose Cup @ Baby Beach 9am-4pm   4-22-17 Earth Day @ Red Park 9am-1pm 5-6-17 GO

Christmas with Great Opportunities

GO December 3, 2016 Great Opportunities Christmas Party & Fundraiser Photos with Santa Claus Santa Claus will have a designated photo booth. Parents will be able to take free pictures of the children with Saint Nick. There will be other booths to entertain children during the event. Examples are face painting Marty’s Math Station, Edwin’s

Great Opportunities For Underprivileged Kids

Thank you for taking time to review what we do and how we do it. Please contact Eric Groos if need more information Phone (714) 299-0912           Email: info@greatopps.org Web: http://greatopps.org     FB: https://www.facebook.com/GreatOpportunities Great Opportunities is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit #02-0553154       Since its inception in 2002, the mission of Great Opportunities has been to provide

2016 GO’s Bike Month

Hello Bicycle Fans: One of Great Opportunities (GO) major challenges is transportation. When we travel on our excursion we use public transportation, for some of the children this cost can be a deterrent. Our goal is to educate children on the importance of bicycle safety and prepare them to navigate the local roads and bicycle