Ravell Call, Deseret News
WEST VALLEY CITY - A local business has donated funds to help kids of all abilities be more active.
Harmons presented a check for $225,000 to Special Olympics Utah at Whittier Elementary School in West Valley City, Thursday. The presentation launched the Young Athletes program, which includes children of all abilities playing together to aid development.
For 19 years, Harmons has teamed with Special Olympics to organize fundraising events at its stores including Harmons annual Bowl-a-Palooza, charity golf tournament, in-store root beer float, Special Olympics icon, and a portion of frozen food sales to fund Special Olympics programs.
Special Olympics Utah has recently added Young Athletes to its programming to reach young children and their families at a critical developmental stage. Through the Young Athletes program, children ages 2 1/2 to 7 enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination and enhance social development. Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics
- Balancing act: Different kinds of guilt...
- Is preschool worth the money?
- Colorado high court considers pot firing case
- Ground broken for transit-oriented housing...
- Dave Ramsey says: Everyone needs a financial...
- 2 Utah companies respond to FDA warning over...
- Commission to highlight women in Utah economy
- Suit: Papa John's fired worker with Down...
- Marijuana could deliver more than $800... 13
- 4 things you don't want your boss to know 6
- Colorado high court considers pot... 4
- How to be a billionaire 4
- Commission to highlight women in Utah... 4
- USDA: Genetically modified wheat found... 3
- Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize... 3
- About Utah: Baltic Avenue just bought... 3