Young Athletes Program Starts Next Session October 26

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The Young Athletes Program (YAP) is an inclusive program for children ages 2-7 with or without intellectual disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. Activities will aid in the development of social and motor skills for children within this age range. This program also helps in bridging the gap between children with and without intellectual disabilities by integrating them at a young age and teaching acceptance for all.

The YAP curriculum provides an outlet for physical activity and socialization in a format that engages strengths, differences, inclusion, and collective accomplishment. Unlike many similar programs, YAP is offered free of charge to all participants.

Fall 2016 YAP will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:15pm – 7:15pm starting on October 26th. The will be held at the Jewish Community Center located at 236 Charlotte Street, Asheville 28801. The room will be held in the gym on the second floor and there is an elevator available for use.

In order to participate, register your athlete online with our athlete registration form and complete Young Athlete Registration Form (you can bring it to your first session or e-mail it to special.olympics@buncombecounty.org).  Call 828.250.4265 or e-mail special.olympics@buncombecounty.org for more information.

Soccer Team Preps for Soccer Invitational

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The Buncombe County Special Olympics Soccer team has been practicing and preparing to take on opponents from neighboring counties since the soccer season opened. The time has finally come to put their skills in the spotlight. On Sunday, October 16,2016 soccer teams from the surrounding counties will participate in a round robin style invitational at the 2016 Buncombe County Special Olympics Soccer Showdown.The Showdown will take place at the Buncombe County Sports Park from 2pm until 5pm.

They never stop. The soccer team is out enjoying some awesome weather for practice!

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If you know of a Special Olympics local program that interested in participating or if you are interested in volunteering or spectate, check out the Facebook event.

Our athletes are excited about hosting their friends from around the regional and enjoying an afternoon of socialization and competition.