BALTIMORE - Participants from around the area, including community members, students from area private schools and volunteers from the YMCA, got a taste of what it’s like to participate in a triathlon, while making a big difference in a child’s life.
This was all part of the William S. Baer School’s Baer-atholon. This adaptive event, in conjunction with Athletes Serving Athletes, is for students with special needs. Thursday, each volunteer partnered with a student athlete to walk/run a lap around the school, assist the Baer athlete to bike (in adaptive equipment) a lap around the school and then complete a “dip” in a baby pool/sprinkler.
Upon completing the race, every volunteer received a medal. Staff and nurses were onsite to assist as needed and provide additional support and guidance. Monies raised during the event went to Athletes Serving Athletes future events for Baer students.
The Williams S. Baer School is a Baltimore City school serving children ages 3-21 with severe cognitive and/or medical issues.