Dug was recognized, by the kids' gymnastics coach and summer camp councilor, who were both working with special olympics athletes today. Our two have been in park district gymnastics for 5 & 7 years respectively, and our youngest will begin the Developmental Team training in September. Gymnastics has been such a positive influence in their lives, increasing confidence, balance, discipline and strength.
In today's shoot, differently abled children and adults of all ages, in the gymnastics program, were featured in the Chicago Park District show, Chicago @ Play. This segment will likely air later in September and be available then on Youtube. The special olympics athletes are already in training for competition in March 2010.
For more information, check out specialolympics.org.