The Experience Fitness Project was the first attempt to create an athletic event that was open to children with either a cognitive or a physical challenge and it was a huge success! Waypoint Pediatric Therapies and LEO teamed up to host almost 200 participants, volunteers and families on Sunday, September 27th at Issaquah High School. Activities ranged from a 100-yard run, walk or roll, to an obstacle course. Outdoors for All also came and encouraged participants to try their adaptive equipment. ARC and Athletes for Kids were just some of the vendors/volunteers that came to support the event and distribute resources.
Allison Yocum, a LEO board member and owner of Waypoint Pediatric Therapies along with her husband, Dennis, brought the concept to LEO as a new event that would be fun and educational for any child facing a developmental challenge. Based on the success of the first Experience Fitness Project, you can expect to hear about the 2nd one in 2016.