Keshet proudly sponsors a team for the annual Special Olympics competition.
The athletes are challenged to do their best in individual and team events such as track and field, jumping and throwing -- with winners competing on the state-wide level.
Whether or not participants receive a medal, all earn a sense of accomplishment and triumph.
The program serves children 8 years and older with developmental disabilities.
Over 35 Special Olympic athletes train at Keshet on alternating Sundays starting in October and compete in the regional competitions in May.
The gold medallists continue on to the State Finals in June.
Volunteers from local high schools, synagogues and youth groups are paired with our athletes and commit to a six-month training schedule filled with fun and friendship along with skill building.
Volunteers take pride in seeing their athletes cross the line, throw the ball, or reach for the stars as they jump for the gold.
The Special Olympics Program is a prime opportunity for friendships to grow while our athletes gain physical strength and self-esteem.
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