The St. Michael-Albertville Special Olympics program, dubbed the STMA Stallions, enjoyed last weekend’s State Bowling Tournament with some gold medals, some big celebrations and a lot of smiles.
Some of the action can be found here, via the STMA Special Olympics site.
The fun continues for the Stallions tonight, as the group hosts its annual fall part at the St. Michael City Center. But tonight, a group that receives help from countless volunteers, coaches and parents, is going to pay it forward.
The Stallions will enjoy some photos, pizza and fun. But, then, they’ll put on their “workers'” hats and start packing up shoeboxes for kids in need all over the world.
The plan is to pack dozens of boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an organization that run by the Graham family’s Christian organization “Samaritan’s Purse.” The charity donates, literally, thousands of shoe boxes (or totes, containers, or whatever else donors want to ship) to children in areas around South America, Africa, Asia and even here in North America, giving kids a gift they can open during the holiday season.
The giving won’t stop there. The Stallions will participate in caroling at The Legacy at St. Michael in December, host a bingo night at the senior community in January, and also kick off basketball practice in just a couple of weeks.
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