Join us for the Young Athletes Olympics at Rise 8:45-9:45am
While watching the world Olympic stage in Korea and here at Rise, we have been excited to talk sports and practice for our Young Athletes/Olympic Celebration, which will be held at Rise on Wednesday morning April 25th. Please join other parents in the gym after drop off for socializing, coffee and the “breakfast of champions”-Dunkin Donuts! I can answer questions about Special Olympic activities that might be held this summer and have contact information for more detailed information.
The Rise Wednesday PT gross motor groups have been practicing the opening parade with Olympic fanfare, cowbell ringing and moving through various sports themed activities. They have been cheering for their team mates and learning their own Young Athletes cheer.
Starting around 9 AM, ALL children that regularly attend school on Wednesdays will proudly parade into the big gym, organized by classroom and wearing their new YAP orange t-shirts. They will be marching to the Olympic theme song and following the Olympic “torch” held by Kristin (teacher’s helper), serving her third year as Grand Marshall. Parents can watch from the grandstand-stage and cheer on their children. Each classroom will have the opportunity to show off their skills, rotating through 2-4 different areas. There will be T-ball, an obstacle course, scooter boards, balls and soccer and basketball nets. Certificates of Completion will be given out to all of the children after their sports performances. All the graduating children will also be receiving medals following their last sports rotation in the gym.
Please plan to come and show your support for these amazing kids! The Rise School inclusive classroom structure is ideal for demonstrating how the pairing of a Young Athlete (with a disability) with a Unified Partner (Young Athlete-peer) promotes physical fitness and helps to develop a lifelong interest in sports participation. Children learn from each other and active participation in sports activities helps to facilitate friendships throughout the lifespan.
Research also confirms that positive interactions and experiences (e.g. enjoying sports activities, having fun during recess and other social times) help children feel confident and connected to school activities and their peers.
I welcome any parents who would like to be assistants along with the teachers in each classroom (helping the children to participate and to wait their turn).
Please contact Lisa ([email protected]) if you have any questions or you can let your child’s teacher know that you will be able to assist.
And finally, on the celebration day you will have an opportunity to:
ENTER FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A FAMILY
4-PACK OF TICKETS TO THE COLORADO ROCKIES VERSUS THE NEW YORK METS ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH AT 6:40 P.M. AND PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-GAME PARADE ON THE FIELD!!!
Lisa Swenson, PT, C/NDT