WBZ Features SNAP

March 5, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer

WBZ recently interviewed young people who participate in the South Shore Special Needs Athletic Partnership and their parents and mentors for an "It Happens Here" segment focusing on the SNAP basketball program -- an exciting time for all!

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"We had about 10 to 12 kids participating, and 10 to 12 mentors from Hingham High and Notre Dame were there as well," SNAP President and Founder Warren Pelissier said.

This basketball program is one of the offerings that South Shore SNAP provides. "This particular program was started by one of our board members, Jess Adams, who coached at NDA. Unfortunately, Jess lost her battle with cancer and leaves her husband and two young kids behind."

The first Annual Jess Adams Basketball Tournament was played on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Notre Dame Academy between the Hingham High Girls and the NDA Girls teams, with all proceeds benefitting the NDA Jess Adams Scholarship Fund.

SNAP typically offers five to seven sport activities each season, as well as a summer program at South Shore Country Club. "These activities along with our week at Sunset Point Camp in Hull provide our families with activities and social interactions that have been missing in this community," Pelissier said. "We also have our 16- to 18-year-old mentors, who assist with the programs and interact with the kids. We happen to be the second-largest employer of 16- to 18-year-old kids in Hingham during the summer."


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