Sometimes, the best things in life happen by chance. A special boy signed up to participate in the 2012 OOHS summer soccer camp. His name is Alex, he was born with Down Syndrome. Friendships were made and lessons were learned at this soccer camp. These were important life lessons, valuable on and off the field, about reaching out beyond your comfort zone, taking risks and expanding your understanding of the world.
The OOHS Men’s Soccerr program, Alex and his family developed a relationship that went beyond the week-long summer camp. Alex and his family came to OOHS soccer games and the OOHS soccer community attended the 2012 Buddy Walk at Crew stadium. As part of Team Alex, the OOHS soccer community helped raise over $2000 to help support local activities through the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO).
We are pleased to announce the next chapter in our story: Team 47 S.C., a half day soccer camp specially designed for school aged kids with Down Syndrome offered by the OOHS Men’s soccer program.