August 29, 2014

Special Olympics provides Motor Skills Program

MISSION — Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) is encouraging young children ages 3-7, with intellectual disabilities to participate in their Motor Skills Program on Oct. 4. The Workshop will be held at Shawnee Mission Instruction Center, 9700 W 96th St., Overland Park. 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. The activities include: balance & jumping, throwing and kicking.
The Motor Skills Program is scheduled to meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The session is limited to 24 young athletes. Siblings will be welcomed and encouraged to participate. Families will be given a set of the equipment to take home for their personal use as they continue to work with their young athlete.
Along with building confidence in young athletes, the program is designed to help families meet other families in their area. Young Athletes is funded in part by a grant from Kansas State Council Knights of Columbus.
To RSVP a young athlete, or volunteer to help with the event, contact Terri Price, at (913) 236-9290 or pricet@ksso.org.

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