Virtual Cooking Sessions Held for Special Olympics Athletes

The debut session streamed live on January 19, 2021 and featured guest chefs CIU 20 Executive Director Dr. Chris Wolfel and his daughter Grace. The ten week series will feature various CIU 20 staff and Special Olympics coaches preparing their own healthy recipes.
 
The Director of Northampton County Special Olympics and CIU 20 Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Ms. Amanda Sechrist, sees this series as another way for athletes to connect with their peers while unable to compete in-person, "I want the athletes to enjoy cooking as well as learn about the food groups and choosing healthier options. This also keeps the athletes engaged with coaches and their peers as well as working on improving their social skills."
 
Northampton County Special Olympics is also facilitating a virtual fitness program every Wednesday. The program features a guest fitness instructor from the community every week, which have included military personnel, firefighters, and a semi-professional hockey player.