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Soccer Camp Held For Kids With Down Syndrome


UPDATED: Sunday October 13, 2013 12:49 AM

The Olentangy Orange High School men's soccer team kicked off a first of its kind soccer camp Saturday specially designed for school aged kids with Down Syndrome.

Soccer players turned into coaches for the day and learned important life lessons which are valuable on and off the field.

That's the goal behind the camp, according to the parents who organized it.

"We really wanted to educate our kids in the community. As well as give them a good day learn some soccer and have some fun," said parent Laura Baehr.

The kids also built new friendships that otherwise may not have developed.

"It's been incredible seeing our boys high school, JV and varsity team out here interacting with these kids. They've been incredible," said Baehr.

Senior Brandon Simon says for him, it was incredible being a part of something new and something he's proud of.

"They're excited we want to do this stuff because we're making a difference in the community and that's all that matters," said Simon.

Organizers of the Team 47 Soccer Camp hope to offer more clinics each year.

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