Student from Saint Katherine Day School Chosen for National Special Olympics Athletes Campaign

Monday, June 11th

 Saint Katherine Day School is one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education

Matthew Rodgers, a student at Saint Katherine Day School, one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education, was selected as one of 50 Special Olympians throughout the country to be featured on a 2018 Special Olympic Athlete Trading Card.

According to Matthew’s trading card, he loves participating in the Special Olympics because, “It makes me really happy. It makes me feel like I did something important.” Matthew is an ambassador at Saint Katherine Day School as well as an altar server at Saint Patrick Parish in Norristown (Montgomery County).

The Special Olympic Athlete Trading Cards is an initiative sponsored by TD Bank. It encourages people to get off the sidelines and make a choice. Join 5 million Special Olympics Athletes and raise your hand to #ChooseToInclude.  In addition, people are encouraged to take a pledge to overcome the fear of differences and replace it with the power of inclusion.   The Special Olympics Athlete Trading Cards are available at participating TD Bank locations.

To view Matthew Rodgers’ trading card, please visit https://www.meetourathletes.org/meet-our-athletes?lightbox=dataItem-io1lx5rk.

Saint Katherine Day School’s main campus is located in Wynnewood (Montgomery County) and educates students’ ages four and half to 15. The high school program, serves students ages 15 to 21 years old and is located at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor (Delaware County). These students are taught a Life Skills program including functional academics and vocational training.

Background information about the four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education:
The four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education educate students with sensory impairments, physical disabilities, and cognitive impairments as well as students on the autism spectrum. The schools are: Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf; Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments; Our Lady of Confidence Day School; and Saint Katherine Day School.

# # #

Editor’s Note: For information about the Schools of Special Education, please visit www.aopcatholicschools.org/special-education/. For information about Faith in the Future, please visit www.faithinthefuture.com/.