A comeback for Special Olympics

Special Olympics programs are returning to Salmon Arm with the start of their Club Fit - Essentials program.

Special Olympics programs are returning to Salmon Arm with the start of their Club Fit – Essentials program.

This program consists of fun activities and exercises designed to improve conditioning and strength. It also has a nutritional information and mental training component.

The program will run every Monday starting April 8 until June 10 from 3:45 to 5:15 at South Broadview School. The Club Fit program is limited to individuals 14 years old and older with an intellectual disability. There is no charge.

Register in advance of the start date by contacting Heather Sims. relayradials@hotmail.com

Even if your child is younger than 14-years-old, contact Sims to register an intrest. Special Olympics has programs for children as young as two that could be initiated if there is sufficient interest and appropriate instructors are available.

The organizers are hoping to use this initial program to get to know all of this area’s potential Special Olympics athletes and their families and get their feedback on events they may be interested in training for in the upcoming season.

It is also a great chance to learn about Special Olympics and all that it has to offer for the intellectually disabled.

If anyone has any interest in participating as an athlete, coach, or volunteer, contact Sims or come to the initial program start on April 8 to check it out.