Two Girl Scout troops from Bedminster, N.J., visited Matheny recently and competed with Matheny students in adapted basketball contests and wheelchair races. These activities are part of Matheny’s special education and recreation therapy programs and also include such other adapted sports such as bowling and bocce.
The goal of the program is to encourage interaction between able-bodied students and students with disabilities, making it possible for them to compete as peers.
The Girl Scouts, all students at the Bedminster Township School, were from Troops 60077 and 60083 of the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey.
Above, from left, Rachel Csermak, Bianca Pineda, Chloe Warlick and Matheny student Bianca Mathis relax after a game of basketball.