“…A Part of What [We] Normally Do” — The Waynesboro YMCA

The Waynesboro YMCA wants to create an inclusive environment for everyone that walks through its doors, as it strives to better realize its core focus of “youth development, social responsibility, and healthy living.” This effort includes developing and implementing a variety of sports and fitness programs for people from infancy to seniors. Participants can cheer, … Read more

A Hole in One for Everyone

Deep in the heartland of Harrisonburg, Virginia sits a place referred to by the locals as “The Arc.” As the name suggests, it’s a place of refuge for people with disabilities. Chase Imoru puts it best: “We assist clients with personal goals that they have that they and their caretakers or their caregivers have helped … Read more

Shenandoah County Special Olympics

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Since its founding in 1968, Special Olympics continues striving “to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.” This worldwide organization provides “year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate … Read more