Gateway's Life Skills Program and members of the Best Buddies Club will hold a 5k Fun Walk/Run on May 7th (rain date May 14). This event will take place during school, and is not open to the public. Although it is not open to the public, you can show your support by purchasing an event tee shirt or hooded long sleeve tee by contacting Stephanie Conway or Emily MacDonald at 685-1000. Proceeds will benefit our Gateway Best Buddies club.
Inspired by Ironman triathlete Chris Nikic who became the first person with Down Syndrome to finish the grueling race, the students from the high school life skills program ("Room 111") have been training through the pandemic to complete the first annual Life Skills/Best Buddies 5k. On campus they have mapped out a measured mile and completed it daily. When the weather was rough or classes were remote, teachers and staff met in a Google meet to complete a virtual mile walk together while using YouTube videos. Along the way, students are focusing on extending the length and intensity of the walks in order to achieve their goal.
The shirts were designed by the students to include the class motto "111 Strong", the belief that together we are a family and we are strong.
For more information on Best Buddies and their mission, click here.