The Miami Trace Key Club recently led a food drive for the annual Dwight Turner Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Fayette County Special Olympics.
Key Club members spread the word of the food drive to other Miami Trace students and their efforts brought in a large collection of spaghetti, pasta sauce and Parmesan cheese needed for the dinner. Key Club members coordinated the packing, loading, and delivery of donations with the help of the MT Work Experience Club, Dragon athletes, students, and teachers.
Key Club is an international, student-led service organization that provides its members with opportunities to serve their community with compassion for others, to build character by everyday acts of kindness, and develop leadership grounded in humility.
Betty Hodges, Fayette County Board of DD Community Resource Director, was surprised and very grateful when the large quantity of donations were delivered on Friday. Although the Dwight Turner Spaghetti Dinner dinner was cancelled for March 14, it is now scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Commission on Aging, 1179 South Elm Street. For tickets call 740-335-7453
The Fayette County Special Olympics program offers athletic training and competition to any eligible person age 8 and older. Currently, our program offers teams in basketball, unified softball, track and field, cheerleading, and flag football. Unified sports combine athletes with disabilities, with partners without disabilities to form sports teams.
In addition, the program gives children and adults with disabilities opportunities to develop physical fitness, find their inner courage, experience the happiness of success and participate in sharing skills, friendship and fellowship with other athletes. Special Olympics sports are trans-formative experiences that benefit Dragon athletes, their families, caregivers, volunteers, and the local community.
Please contact Caleb McKinney, Special Olympics coordinator, at 740,335-7453, ext.221, for more information on ways to volunteer, donate, or join a team.