November 21, 2022 Submitted by South Shore SNAP
South Shore SNAP, a nonprofit organization that provides athletic and recreational programs for kids with special needs, is proud to announce its board of directors unanimously voted to donate $50,000 to “The Dock” fundraising campaign.
The new fitness and wellness facility to be built at Hingham High School and known as “The Dock” will be a code-compliant, modern 2,500-square-foot building with fitness equipment, wellness programs, and exercise space.
"The SNAP board is excited that this new venue will be accessible for the children and young adults who participate in our programs," SNAP President Warren Pelissier said. "Too often those with special needs are sedentary, not by choice, but due to the lack of opportunities to be involved in mainstream athletic and recreational activities."
Since 2014, hundreds of high school students have served as mentors in SNAP programs, enhancing the lives of SNAP participants by joining them on the soccer field, on the ice, and in yoga/Zumba programs.
“The Dock will provide mentors and SNAP participants with opportunities to meet, socialize, and learn from each other on a year-round basis," according to Pelissier.
The SNAP board wholeheartedly endorses this project and is committing $10,000 a year for five years. "Our thanks to those who are working on this wonderful resource for the town and for the special needs community," he said.