Special kids get a jump on sports and togetherness
By Kristine Crane
Zaivion and Zachary Mason of Gainesville never used to play together. Although the two brothers are just a year apart, they were born with one big difference between them: Zaivion, 7, has cerebral palsy, a disease of the central nervous system affecting motor skills, and his little brother doesn’t.
The Balance 180 team is gearing up for the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program Culminating Event!
The YAP Culminating Event
Date: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012
Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: St. Francis Catholic High School
4100 NW 115th St. Gainesville, FL 32606
The YAP Culminating Event is the final showcase of all our athletes’ hard work throughout their sessions. This is one of the most exciting events at Balance 180 where parents, guests and prominent community members are all welcomed to join and cheer on our athletes’ talents. We will also have performances of the Sedoctaves and Extreme Dance Company. The Culminating Event will be a fun day filled with sports, entertainment and prominent speakers. Thanks to Jillian Roberts, torchbearer at the 2012 London Olympics, the children will be able to hold a very SPECIAL olympic torch! Be inspired and join us…
Some confirmed guests of the Culminating Event include:
- Craig Lowe, Mayor of the City of Gainesville
- Chris Machen, University of Florida First Lady
- Michael Perri, Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions
The Balance 180 Team is also reaching out to supporters that include prominent national and local athletes around Gainesville. We’ll keep you all updated!
We hope to see everyone at the Culminating Event!