Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Carson student gets surprise visit from Challenged Athletes Foundation

Travis Martinez, a second grade student at Carson Elementary, received a surprise visit from the Challenged Athletes Foundation and a special gift of a new basketball wheelchair! A team from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, along with Carson staff members and Travis' mom, were in on the surprise visit.Presentation of chair

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.

"Travis shows us each and every day that obstacles can be overcome," said Princpal Joe Frescatore, "and there's no stopping his bright spirit, determination, and perseverance! Congratulations, Travis!"