A Day of Inspiration, Appreciation & Fun

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Sixteen members of Amityville Memorial High School’s Warrior Awareness Club (aka the WAC PAC) joined approximately 650 area athletes for the 43rd annual Special Olympics Spring Games held at Commack High School.

AMHS WAC PAC volunteers were paired with Special Olympians for the day, serving as mentors and guiding them through the many Olympic-style events. WAC PAC volunteers also dined and danced with their new friends in between and after events. Led by adviser Jason McGowan, the WAC PAC has brought volunteers to the spring games for almost 10 years.

"The experience made me feel appreciative (of what I have),” said AMHS sophomore WAC PAC member Kessiah Glenn. “I felt good giving someone a special day. It was a really good experience for me and I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to help. Our athlete Ronald was so sweet. I wish more people had his personality and his positive attitude."

The WAC PAC is dedicated to good causes in and around the community, shopping and wrapping gifts for young children during the holidays and volunteering their time to help the homeless and others who can benefit from a helping hand.