Special Olympian visits second grade

In October Special Olympian Michael Lucca joined MB’s second grade to give a 2nd-grade-special-olympian_webpresentation about Special Olympics Of Rhode Island (SOORI) programs.

The only difference between Special Olympians and other athletes, explained Chris Hopkins, SOORI’s Director of Programs, is that it takes a little longer for them to learn the skills to play each sport due to certain disabilities.

Torch-2014_webThis year Rhode Island has 2,900 Special Olympians involved in 24 different sports year-round.

Michael, an athlete for 34 years, competes in skiing, basketball, track and field, and now works as a global messenger who travels to schools to educate students about the Special Olympics.

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