LAUSD Special Olympics Holds Young Athletes Festival

LAUSD Special Olympics Holds Young Athletes Festival

The East and Central Festival, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17, has been canceled due to rain in the forecast. It will not be held on that day at Mendez High School, 1200 Plaza Del Sol, Los Angeles 90033.

WHAT: LAUSD Young Athletes is a partnership between L.A. Unified and Special Olympics Southern California. Young Athletes is intended to introduce students, ages 2 to 7, to sports skills and play activities that foster physical, cognitive and social development of youngsters with and without intellectual disabilities. This program provides opportunities to learn through sports competition, develops the fitness needed to compete in any sport and promotes the development of life-long skills that will help student athletes lead a more productive and independent life. 

Adapted physical education and classroom teachers collaborate in providing instruction, and the skills that students have learned will be showcased during a Young Athletes Festival.

 WHO: Preschool students in Special Education classes in Local Districts Central, West, East and South. The events for North and West have already been held.

Ellen Morgan, (213) 241-6766
Lindsay Cecil, day of the event, (714) 330-3202                  

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