Community hero day for kids and adults with disabilities honors one of their own that lost their life

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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) – Champions for Champions teamed up with the city of Ocala for a therapeutic day for community heroes.

This was an activity day for children and adults with disabilities to honor one of their athletes who died in a car accident.

Every athlete competed in soccer, basketball, and even a beanbag throw, and everyone danced to raise cancer awareness and honor cancer survivors.

LaToya Artis, the adult services and therapeutic program supervisor, said she enjoys helping people who may be forgotten.

“It means a lot to me because a lot of people tend to forget about this population of adult services and this is to get them out of the house to let them meet people, to keep them active. During the pandemic a lot of people were locked in their homes and couldn’t do much and this is a chance to be safe first because of COVID and not have things inside. ”

Champions for Champions has activities for children with disabilities throughout the week.

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