The FL Educational Department celebrated black history month with a festival. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” In honor of black history month our festival included speeches, poems, dancing, food sampling, trivia games, and a short play.
Some of our Special Olympics Athletes enjoyed a fantastic bowling game. Our Athletes were joined by Athletes from our area to participate in the bowling meet. A great time was had by all! One of our parents was able to join us as well.
This week the CPEC school campus partook in the yearly National School Choice Week. During this week schools shine a spotlight on effective education options for every child. The students and educational staff chose to have a science fair. A BIG THANKS to our students, teachers, and direct support professionals.
Darren Blough, Bellwether Behavioral Health’s North East Regional Director, participated in the 2016 Reindeer Run and Romp to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. The event is a 5K Run/Walk held in downtown Newark, DE. The event had 1,519 participants raised more than $61,000.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks was held in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The event was a huge success. Our team, as well as many of our individuals, enjoyed participating in the walk and helped raise money for a great cause. The event included fun games and activities.