Jordan-Matthews, Northwood wrap up Unified Games on softball diamond

Posted 6/7/19

SILER CITY — It’s been a fantastic school year for the Unified programs at Jordan-Matthews and Northwood, and last week put an exciting close on it.

After a fishing trip to Jordan Lake on …

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Jordan-Matthews, Northwood wrap up Unified Games on softball diamond

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SILER CITY — It’s been a fantastic school year for the Unified programs at Jordan-Matthews and Northwood, and last week put an exciting close on it.

After a fishing trip to Jordan Lake on Thursday, the two schools met on the softball diamond at Jordan-Matthews in Siler City on Friday morning in front of a large contingent of faculty, community, and student supporters.

Needless to say, it was just another great event for the local Unified kids at the schools.

“I can’t say how much our kids in the Unified program get out of this,” said J-M’s Andrew Poock. “The smiles on their faces and the excitement can’t be described. And to get to do it in front of their classmates and teachers, where they are the stars of the show, you can’t put a value on it.”

Northwood’s Jason Amy agreed.

“What a way to end the year for these kids,” noted Amy. “It was just a great event out here with the kids from both schools playing softball. It’s something they will remember all summer, along with the fishing trip, the socials, the basketball and other sporting events. What is being done between our two schools and in Chatham County is simply amazing.”

Complete with music playing and the game being announced by fellow students from each school, there was little doubt that it would be a success.

And Amy and Poock see it only growing in the future.

“We want it to continue to get bigger and better,” said Amy. “Andrew and I are always looking for new things, new ideas to build upon the foundation that’s been laid. And I have no doubts that we will do that.”

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