On Tuesday, the LIU Post women’s lacrosse team took the time out of its busy season to play basketball with the ACDS Thunderbolts, a Special Olympics team based in Plainview.
The Pioneer student-athletes participated in drills and a scrimmage, in an effort to help celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
“Working with the ACDS Thunderbolts was a very rewarding experience,” said freshman midfielder Sara Stephens (Farmingdale, N.Y.). “Having my teammates there to support my brother was so much fun. We can’t wait to go back.”
Originally founded in 1966, the Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS) serves families of individuals with a wide range of disabilities, from before birth until late adulthood.
For more information on ACDS, please visit their official website at: http://www.acds.org/index.html