ELVIS ANDRUS TO HOST HOLIDAY PARTY FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
YOUNG ATHLETES PROGRAM TONIGHT AT 6:00 P.M.
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will host a holiday party for approximately 27 athletes and parents of the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, TONIGHT, Monday, December 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Dinner will be served and other activities such as face painting, balloon making, and cookie decorating will take place. Andrus will also be distributing Rangers goodie bags to the athletes. Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos and Rangers Captain are scheduled to join Andrus at the event.
The holiday party will take place in the Rangers Hall of Fame on the first floor. Media wishing to cover the event may park in the B Lot and enter the Hall of Fame through the street entrance on Randol Mill Road.
The Young Athletes Program (YAP) is a sports play program designed to introduce children ages 2-7 to the world of physical activity. Children with and without intellectual disabilities participate together, prior to and regardless of Special Olympics eligibility at age 8. The program utilizes physical activities to develop fundamental motor tracking and eye-hand coordination play. Children build these skills by participating in specific activities on a regular basis. The program concentrates on applying the skills learned through these activities in preparation for Special Olympics or traditional sports competitions.