Campus News: a glimpse of the impact of Special Olympics
In the words of Latham School students:
“I like all the Special Olympics athletics because I get to get more physically fit while hanging out with my peers.” – Chris S.
“I like to play basketball and bowl in Special Olympics. I love going to the tournaments because I get to meet all sorts of people.” – Evan
In the words of Latham staff:
“The Latham Hawks Special Olympics team works hard and applies what they have been learning in practice to every game or meet.” – Monique W.
“Watching students practice for Special Olympics is a daily highlight for me. Seeing their smiling faces, skill growth, and exercise with our dedicated and caring staff is inspiring.” – Ashley P.
“At an evening basketball practice, our students cheered each other on as they took turns sprinting, shooting hoops against staff, and working together to defend their net. The hour of laughter and camaraderie exemplified happiness and belonging at Latham.” – Dawn D.
From SpecialOlympics.org: “Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment – on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.”
We’re inspired by you, Latham Hawks, staff members, and volunteers!