Christopher Londo plays for Lake Stevens’ Special Olympics basketball team.
Lake Stevens’ very own Special Olympics basketball team competed at state competitions in Wenatchee and walked away with three bronze medals and two silver medals.
Eleven-year-old Skyline student Christopher Londo was a part of that basketball team. Londo has also been involved with swimming, softball and bowling with the Special Olympics team.
“He (Christopher) didn’t have any friends or wasn’t involved in any organization before the Special Olympics…and now that he is involved with it he just loves it,” Christopher’s father, Jay Londo said.
The local programs are a part of Special Olympics Washington which 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 courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
“It is such a wonderful program and does great things for the special needs kids. We just need all the support that we can get,” Jay Londo said.
The program is free to the kids and there is financial assistance for those that cannot afford equipment or to travel to events.
For more information about Special Olympics Washington or Lake Stevens visit specialolympicswashington.org or contact Patty Studdard at firstname.lastname@example.org.