The rain came down, but it did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of students from Cuyahoga Heights Middle/High School who attended the Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC) Inaugural Inclusive Sports Day at West Geauga High School on September 28. The event was a collaboration between the CVC and Empower Sports, a nonprofit organization that provides sports and exercise programs for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and additional programs for typically-developing kids.
Cuyahoga Heights was one of several districts to have their students partner with student-athlete volunteers from other CVC schools who served as coaches.
“This event was a fantastic opportunity for our students to get out into the community, meet new peers from other schools, and participate in fun, sporting events, which taps into their kinesthetic needs,” said Intervention Specialist Elena Paparizos, Cuyahoga Heights Middle/High School. Sports stations included soccer, baseball, softball, football, and relay races, and obstacle courses.
Pictured: #1 the CHS team; #2 Sal Grissman and Ella Baciak; #3 Skye Sutyak; #4 Marissa Drobnick with Ella and Sal in background #5 Sophia Fullmer