The Special Olympics programs are gearing up for the New year, as they hosted their training day to be a Special Olympics coach in Estevan Sunday, December 16th. Kandyce Meili, "We have the Special Olympics Active Start and FUNdamentals its a 12-week program, for kids with special needs and with any disability really. The Active Start is for ages 2-6 and FUNdamentals is for ages 7-12. Its going to be starting January 4th, with a try-it camp. Where you can come out and try just to see what its like and there will be different stations set up that the coaches will go through with you. You'll get a sense of what the rest of the 11 weeks are, and you can register then. Or if you know that you want to register, you can register ahead of time."

Meili adds, "There won't be a fee for this one, we are actually able to cover the fee for everyone as we received a start-up donation. That will cover the regular fee of $40.00, but we will be covering it. So its free for all of our participants."

If you are looking to get involved and help out or register your child Meili says, "They can head directly to the Special Olympics website, and you will have to go through and look for the Active Start and FUNdamentals for Estevan and you can find us there." https://www.specialolympics.ca/saskatchewan/learn/special-olympics-programs/active-start-fundamentals.

"You can register anytime throughout the 12 weeks, each week is a different skill that we work on so you don't need one in order to do the next. If you join half-way through, you're still okay it's not like your missing out." Meili also participated in City-wide, "We did pre-registration at city-wide registration and we had about 16-18 kids that were interested and I've contacted all those families and so far registration is at 10, but more people coming for the try-it camp."

The Programs start up in a week Meili adds, "Its January 4th from 6-7pm in the Multi-purpose room in the Leisure Centre."

Get involved today and help out a great cause.

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