June 14, 2010

Adding Surfing To Special Olympics?

I was floored by an article in the Orlando Sentinel about a Special Olympics surfing program where kids with intellectual disabilities are taught to surf ... 80% of the kids (many with Down syndrome) are standing up on the board and riding waves within the first 20 minutes! I find this incredible, especially knowing my own limitations ... I have no confidence that I could compete with these surfer children! Although no one has tried to add surfing to the Special Olympics list of sports until now, this program makes quite the case. Read the article by clicking HERE.

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