Schools Open Outdoor Opportunities For Athletes With Special Needs

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BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Kids in Northwest Arkansas are ready to climb!

Bentonville Public Schools is partnering with Bike Bentonville and Lewis and Clark Outfitters for an event that brings the outdoors indoors at Lewis and Clark Outfitters in Rogers.

Students with special needs from Northwest Arkansas are invited to participate and learn the basics of rock climbing and camping.

Sheila Munn, Bentonville Public Schools Adaptive P.E. Teacher says,”This event supports and promotes inclusion for our athletes whose life situations often prevents them from participating in these activities. ” She adds, “Climbing is a unique way for kids to build confidence both mentally and physically, by learning to overcome challenges.”

“Celebrate the Outdoors” is one of a series of events for athletes with special needs. Previous events have introduced students with special needs to cycling, swimming and golfing. A fishing event is planned for April.

Each student who participates will receive a commemorative charm.

The event kicks off on Thursday, March 5th from 4:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. at Lewis and Clark Outfitters located at 2530 South Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers.

Participants can pre-register for the event by clicking HERE.