Class of 1984
Recently, Special Olympics began promoting PROJECT UNIFY. I am actively involved this program as it is being brought in to area schools. This October, I brought YOUNG ATHLETES PROGRAM to Androscoggin County. It is an introduction to sports through play for â€œdifferently-abled children and their siblings aged 2-7. Please consider volunteering; it will touch your heart like nothing you have ever experienced.
The following is taken from the website http://www.specialolympics.org Please visit it for more information or contact me to bring Project Unify to your area.
Introduction to the World of Sport
Through Young Athletes, volunteers introduce young children to the world of sport, with the goal of preparing them for Special Olympics sports training and competition when they get older. The program focuses on the basics that are crucial to cognitive development: physical activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and the application of these physical skills through sports skills programs.
Improved social skills is another inspiring reason parents enroll their children in Young Athletes. The confidence boost makes it easier for them to interact with other children on the playground, whether or not they have intellectual disabilities.
Unified Sports Brings People Together
Team sports are about having fun, promoting physical health and bringing people together. Special Olympics Unified SportsÂ® teams do all of that â€“ and shatter stereotypes about intellectual disability in the process.
Bringing People Together
In communities around the world, from the United States to Southeast Asia, Special Olympics athletes and their teammates without intellectual disabilities practice and play together on Unified Sports teams.
Unified Sports is a moving and exciting initiative for higher ability athletes of all ages, from youth to adults. Mixed teams provide the public direct opportunities to experience first-hand the capabilities and courage of Special Olympics athletes.
By having fun together in a variety of sports ranging from basketball to golf to figure skating, Unified Sports athletes and partners improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and help to overcome prejudices about intellectual disability.
Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
Have you lost your Leavitt Area High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Hornets lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.