The Yelm Community Schools Day of Champions Brings Students and Community Together
Stepping onto the field, students who participated in the Yelm Community Schools (YCS) Day of Champions on June 10 were met with cheers all around. With participants from all nine Yelm Community Schools, special education students participated in field day activities with the encouragement of fellow classmates, teachers, family members, volunteers and local nonprofit organizations. Through the Day of Champions, the YCS community banded together to celebrate inclusivity, a love of sports and each athlete’s individual talents.
Day of Champions Comes to Yelm
The YCS Day of Champions was made possible through community support from fellow students, families and local organizations like Bounty for Families. Bounty for Families is a Yelm-based nonprofit that works closely with different facets of the Yelm community, including with YCS, to provide support programs that benefits local families. This includes special programs like the Power of Produce and Learners Without Limits. Bounty for Families became partner for YCS’s Day of Champions as a way to further support local students.
“Bounty for Families made a ton of sense because they already do so much work for students and families in our community around food bags at holidays and clothing drives and different things that they’re doing to help support the community,” explains LaPalm. “This just was another opportunity for us to include them in helping students in our community.”