HCISD hosts Special Olympics Motor Training Program


The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District held a Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program at the Harlingen Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, December 8.

The Motor Activity Training Program is designed for athletes who are unable to participate in other Special Olympics sports competitions because of their skill or functional abilities. This very special event aims to prepare athletes — including those with severe or profound intellectual disability and significant physical disabilities — for sport-specific activities appropriate for their ability levels.

During this fun-filled challenge day, the students had the opportunity to participate in activities like parachutes, bean bag toss, moon jumps, ball pit, manipulatives, bowling, basketball, and riding scooters.

Several volunteer groups assisted at the event including the Harlingen Knights of Columbus #11070, Harlingen South Cheerleaders, and various HCISD Special Education staff members and parents.

Click on gallery below for more photos from the event.

The following students received Special Olympics Medals in recognition for their participation in the program:

Treasure Hills Elementary
1 Olivia Roel
2 Boy Pizano
Sam Houston Elementary
3 Yenko Avila
4 Michael Medrano
5 Martha Hernendez
6 Mariana Torres
7 Keyna Barrera
8 Angel Galindo
9 Sofia Esparza
Means Elementary
10 Jordan Gallegos
11 Noah Garcia
Bowie Elementary
12 Arath Acosta
13 Nyla Guerrero
14 Juan Flores
15 Cristobal Gonzales
16 Laura Marrinques
17 Michael Nunez-Villafana
Crockett Elementary
18 Martin Chapa
19 Embry Garcia
Lamar Elementary
20 Nestor Badillo
21 Jonah Cruz
22 Brandon Cruz
Milam Elementary
23 Aiden Adape
24 Argelio Alonso
25 Jeremiah Badon
26 Victoria Cordero
Memorial Middle School
27 Braulio Martinez
Vela Middle School
28 Adriana De La Cruz
Coakley Middle School
29 Daniel De Santos
30 Natasha Martinez
Gutierrez Middle School
31 Aaliyah Jimenez
Vernon Middle School
32 Shelby Mora
Harlingen High School South
33 Michael Lopez
34 Justin Valdez
35 Oscar Muniz
36 Alyssa Arismendez
37 Jesus Herrera
38 Ryan Barrera
39 Joseph Hernandez
40 Caitlyn Maley
41 Alyssa Salinas
42 Deidre Cantu
43 Adrian Paz
Harlingen High School
44 Zephaniah Perales
45 Katherine Pearcy
46 Joshua Satterfield
47 Aarron Shaikh
48 Nicholas De La Garza
49 Domonick De Hoyos

One thought on “HCISD hosts Special Olympics Motor Training Program

  1. Re: Martin Chapa, Crockett Elementary
    Thank you very much HCISD staff for your excellent service to my grandson and our family.
    Have a Happy New Year 2017
    Desi Martinez
    Harlingen, Texas

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