Board of Developmental Disabilities
Services for Children
2019 Legends Update
Although it was the hottest day of the year and arrangements were made to move the event indoors The Legends Foundation Football and Cheerleading Clinic was a SUCCESS! The Legends Foundation was established in 2008 to host inclusion sports camps and offer a positive platform for those with disabilities. The clinic is a great learning experience for children and adults with and without disabilities and serves as a proponent of health and wellness. INCLUSION CAMPS are of primary focus of the Legend Foundation. Persons with disabilities can teach us all a thing or two in life. Inclusion camps allow people with all types of abilities to train among one another, which we have witnessed, creates an incredible bond as well as improves confidence of everyone who participate in the camps. With incredible will power, each participant can accomplish almost anything they set out to do. Their willingness to try is commendable and having the opportunity to include everyone in sports is so meaningful and fun for everyone involved. These legends teach life skills on and off of the field. By including everyone in drills, they display that we are all equal. They focus on the person and not the disability, everyone involved in their camps are equals, and no one is greater than the other.
Muskingum County Board of DD teamed up with Guernsey County Board of DD this year to make this event possible. These two County Board’s alongside their community got behind our programs by offering refreshments, shirts for everyone and being part of the big day. The day’s activities were led by Anthony Griggs, Jamar Martin and Tim Anderson, all former professional football players. At the end of the day the men took time to sign anything and everything the participants ask them to. If you weren’t able to make it this year we hope you can next year.