Vivint Gives Back Makes A Difference for Special Olympics Young Athletes

Vivint Gives Back Makes A Difference for Special Olympics Young Athletes

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The Vivint Smart Home Team

Vivint Gives Back is proud to have recently hosted a four-week Special Olympics Young Athletes program for local children in Provo, UT. The program provides a fun and safe learning environment where young children with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities can learn and improve social, emotional and learning skills as well as develop motor skills and sports readiness.

The camp’s main goal is for the kids to gain the skills and confidence necessary to compete in the Special Olympics. 45 volunteers were on hand throughout the four-week camp to assist the children (ranging in age from 2-7) learn and grow at their own pace.

One of the most unique aspects of the camp is that it’s not just for kids with special needs. If a participant with an intellectual or developmental disability has a sibling, that sibling can come along and help the Special Olympic hopeful master new skills. Here’s what a mother of four participants had to say about the experience:

“My 4 kids with all different abilities ages 2-7 loved Young Athletes! All of them came home happy and begging to go again. We’re so appreciative of all those who contributed time and resources to provide such a wonderful experience for my kids to build strength and confidence! Thank you!”  -Dani S.

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