by Freddy Cook
My Name is Freddy Cook and I work for Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 at the new Special Olympics Michigan Unified Sports and Inclusion Center. I go to work twice a week and have a checklist of jobs that I need to accomplish every week.
The new Inclusion Center is very big. My favorite job is to give tours of the facility. There are two gyms, a big gym and a little gym. Right now there are volleyball teams using the gyms for practice and tournaments. I like that there are two gyms because I like sports and especially love basketball. Sometimes my MOKA program uses the small gym and we play a very competitive game of basketball. My team wins!!! Or sometimes we tie!!!
There is a stage and an auditorium in the Special Olympics Michigan Unified Sports and Inclusion Center. I am hoping that the DSAWM will host a big talent show on that stage soon. There can be shows, movies, and concerts too!!! I will bring my ukulele and sing!!!
My favorite thing about the Inclusion Center is the kitchen classroom where DSAWM has Thursday night Cooking Capers. We cook up delicious foods!!! My MOKA program also uses the kitchen classrooms to make meals and treats, like hot cocoa. We have really needed that hot cocoa this winter!!!
There is still construction going on at the Inclusion Center. They took out the school lockers and made space to display kids’ artwork or information to help people.
Every week when I go to work the building looks better than the week before. I love the Inclusion Center!!! Everyone is really nice and it is a great place to work.