Special Olympics

Legacy partners with the Special Olympics of Philadelphia each year to offer a weekly 1-hour
program at the center in East Falls. Led by Coach Jerry Colston, the 12-week program ends with
the Special Olympics Spring Games held at Penn Charter on April 27th this year. Opening
ceremonies were followed by competition among Legacy players and other Special Olympics
program participants from around the greater Philadelphia region. Legacy coach Dean Smith and
Temple graduate student volunteer Nikki Haynal worked alongside Jerry each Saturday in
preparation for the culminating event. Legacy’s shared goal with Special Olympics is to provide a
platform for all players to develop new skills, be courageous, experience joy, and to share these
gifts with their fellow participants, coaches, guardians and community.