To the editor:
On behalf of the Wellesley S.T.A.R.S. (Striving to Achieve Recreational Services), I would like to publicly thank the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club for its ongoing support of our teams. Created by parents and run by an amazing and talented group of volunteers, the Wellesley S.T.A.R.S. is an organization that provides an opportunity for friendship, competition, and achievement for athletes with a variety of disabilities. The financial support of the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club enables us to offer our athletes a competitive program in which they would normally not be able to participate.
The Wellesley S.T.A.R.S currently offers opportunities in both swimming and track. Led by our Special Olympics Hall of Fame coach, Karen Bernardo, our swim team competes in Special Olympics regional meets in Massachusetts as well as selective national and international events. Our Special Olympics track team practices at Dana Hall throughout the winter and spring. In addition to Karen, we have many other dedicated coaches and volunteers who work with our athletes every week, providing a warm and welcoming environment for all.
The Wellesley S.T.A.R.S. is fortunate to have the support of the community, and we are very grateful to the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club for its support over the years. We encourage others to continue to support the fundraising events of the Wellesley Hills Junior Woman’s Club. The success of their efforts is crucial to the long term success of the Wellesley S.T.A.R.S. and other
For more information on joining or volunteering for the Wellesley S.T.A.R.S., please visit our website at www.wellesleystars.org or email at Wellesleystars@gmail.com.
President, Wellesley S.T.A.R.S.