Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) is excited to announce the winter session of the Young Athletes™ program. The winter eight-week session will run on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:00 pm from January 10 to March 6 (no session February 7 & modified session February 14).
In partnership with Tabor Academy in Marion, MA, this program will bring developmentally appropriate active play to families in the South Coast region at no cost to them. Special Olympics Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. Through the program, children between the ages of 2 and 7 will be introduced to games and active programs designed to develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
The program at Tabor was born of a partnership between math teacher, Tim Cleary, and senior, Molly Bent. Mr. Cleary joined the Tabor faculty in 2015 coming from Suffield Academy (CT), where he was involved with Special Olympics. Bent felt that the welcoming nature and culture of caring at Tabor would be a good fit for the program.
Location information: Tabor Academy, 232 Front Street Marion.
Additional information can be found at www.specialolympicsma.org/youngathletes.