Lucas County Special Olympics

Donation appreciated from AJGA


Lucas County Special Olympics picked up a sizeable and very much appreciated donation from the American Junior Golf Association. The funds were raised in a recent tournament sponsored by Dana. Pictured from the left are Sherrie Hathaway, Kelley Watson, Dana Senior Communications Director Jeff Cole, athlete Craig Welch, and Tournament Committee Chair Rod Felcik.

Lucas County athletes to participate in Virtual Polar Plunge

Lucas County Special Olympics staff and athletes have created a team and will be participating in the Virtual Polar Plunge through Special Olympics Ohio. A virtual Polar Plunge consists of our team members finding a creative way to plunge virtually in the safety of their own environment (such as throwing a bucket of ice water over their head or  jumping in the snow) . We will all be doing our own virtual plunges in February and making a video. Right now our team is working on finding sponsors to support our team. If you would like to check out our team page here is the link. https://www.classy.org/team/336806. Our athletes are really excited about this opportunity and coming up with some creative ideas to really make it fun.

Talent Show cancelled but we still have talent!

The talent show that was to take place next Sunday, January 17th has been canceled. Unfortunately the state did not receive enough entries to make the event possible. But, Lucas County had several entries and over the next few weeks we would like to highlight each of our entries.

Our first entrant is Lucas County athlete Brad Harris.  Brad came to our program a few years ago transitioning over from the Toledo Public Special Olympics program. Brad is a fun loving guy who always has a joke ready for you. Brad participates in basketball, flag football, softball and has been an active member of our virtual activities.  With his mom’s assistance, Brad decided he wanted to run his own zoom exercise program. Brad offered a virtual workout 5 nights a week for months. Brad had to put his class on hold due to a recent surgery he had but he is on the mend and is still participating in our game nights.

Brad is such a positive person and we love having him a part of our program. Please listen to his song entry I think we all need a smile on our faces right now and this will do it!!

 

Donations

Donations may be sent to:
Lucas County Special Olympics
c/o Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1154 Larc Lane,Toledo, OH 43614