For more than ten years, Fay School has played host to a Special Olympics basketball tournament, and this year is no exception. On Saturday the school will welcome athletes and volunteers for one memorable day.
“There are a lot of teachable moments,” (Fay Director of Athletics Kim Chorosiewski,) said. “By the end of the day, the kids get it. The Olympians teach the spectators to be involved in a way that is unexpected….it’s impossible to walk away unaffected. When they see a boy or girl get a basket, they all cheer….even the other team cheers. It shows that you can be competitive and caring.”
In addition to Fay School volunteers, the greater Southborough community also participates – local residents, and this year, a local Girl Scout Troop are helping out. This is a testament to the impact the event has, and many volunteers return, even students who have graduated.
You can read more in the Community Advocate.