Portland Tribune

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For Lake Oswego High players and students with special needs, flag football creates a path toward understanding and acceptance

0918-LORNE- Down Syndrome Flag Football - 1Written by Jillian Daley

When you’re as athletically gifted as Max Oppenheimer, it’s easy to forget that something as simple as catching a football or sprinting across a field isn’t easy for many other kids.

But the Lake Oswego High senior has spent a lot of time with special-needs kids through the Best Buddies Club at school and at the Buddy Walk, a fundraiser for Down Syndrome Network Oregon (DSNO). And there’s one thing he knows for sure.

“They’re just like us,” he says.

That became even more apparent when Oppenheimer and his Laker teammates took time after practice to help kick off DSNO’s new flag football program last week.

Read the article at PortlandTribune.com.

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