At a recent spirit rally, Principal Blaney, along with Girl Scout Troupe #7250, welcomed local Special Olympic champion Michael Leon to share his inspiring story with LCE students.
Michael, who has autism, has been competing in the Special Olympics since he was in the fifth grade. Specializing in track and field events, he has earned over forty athletic medals. He wore three of them--a gold, a silver, and a bronze--when he spoke to LCE students and staff about overcoming obstacles on and off the track.
Now, not only does he continue to compete, but he also speaks publicly on behalf of Special Olympics Southern California about the transforming power of sports and the opportunities for others to participate and see events right here in our local communities.
The organization provides many ways for people of all ages to get involved, including:
Becoming an athlete in the games
Volunteering as a coach, manager, clinician, or other position
Donating, Sponsoring, and Fundraising
Watching and cheering at events
The LCE community certainly did plenty of cheering. Thanks to Michael and the Girl Scouts, students and staff now know how they can become involved with the Special Olympics!