Members of the Bellmore-Merrick School and Community Leadership Program and Athletes Helping Athletes participated in the Bellmore-Merrick Challenge on May 22.
Special needs students from various schools around Nassau County gathered at Calhoun each year to participate in the Bellmore-Merrick Challenge, a field day of fun activities designed to make connections between students from across the county.
What started with three schools and 90 kids, has grown into an extraordinary event with 14 schools and 450 kids. Students competed in a variety of traditional field day activities, including relays, an inflatable obstacle course, jumping competitions and throwing contests, among other events.
The Bellmore-Merrick Challenge provides an opportunity for special needs students to have fun, develop their strengths and socialize with students from nearby districts.
“A special thank you goes out to all of the participants, buddies and volunteers from Athletes Helping Athletes for making this another successful year,” added Calhoun Principal Nicole Hollings.