Monday, September 5, 2011

a most beautiful day



Young Athletes – a Special Olympics Project


Day One


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We met in the tennis courts


where the kiddos were running around…exploring…meeting their buddies…making friends






Warm up time to get the show on the road.



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Toby was Trevy’s Field Buddy.


They started in the Tennis Station.



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Each station has 15 minutes of activities around a specific sport offered by the Special Olympics of RI.  For this season we’re exploring Tennis, Track & Field and Soccer.






Trevy went from Tennis to Track & Field.






It became clear quickly that he looooooved Track & Field!



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Learning how to hurdle. 


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The stickers after each station were a hit!


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Next stop – Soccer




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When all else fails…pick it up with your hands!  Right?


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Miss. May May takes credit for developing that little leg!


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Everybody back at the tennis courts for cool down.







Can’t wait for next Sunday!


To learn more about our Young Athletes program visit here.  If you’re interested in launching a Young Athletes program in your area and have questions, please feel free to contact me vial email:





  1. That is so awesome and he is absolutely adorable! I wish we had something like that where we live.

  2. Is Toby Trevy's brother? It's so cool that he had a big kid help him out! My Sam loves when he has a big kid to spend time with him! And he LOOOOVES Track and Field too! I'm signing him up for it next spring! Should be a blast! Love Trevy's smiles! He had a wonderful day, huh?

  3. That looks so fun, what a great event!

  4. OY...this is our first season ever. A few months ago the closest "adaptive" sports for kids like Trevy was 30 mins away at the Y. Great programs...but TOO far...and pricey. Soooo...myself and another mom contacted Special Olympics. We were pretty easy to talk into launching this on our own because we both have kiddos who will love it. We've been SO blessed by the number of volunteers who were just waiting for something like this to come along! Of course...we're still in the new beginning phase...but it's already been SO fun and wonderful! All that to say...if you decide to investigate launching a Young Athletes program in your area...I'm here to bounce ideas off of and help. :)

    Our Side...Tobes is Trevy's big brother. And he was really REALLY great as his Field Buddy. I wasn't so sure. But enough "Mooooom...I've got this under control"s...and I started to land the helicopter mommy side of me. :) Trevy did have a GREAT day!



  5. AWwwww he had so much fun!!!!
    They do the young athletes program at the preschool here once a year and it's always so much fun too!