Sooner SUCCESS Receives Award from Mayor David Holt's Committee on Disability Concerns
On November 7th, Mayor David Holt presented Sooner SUCCESS with the 2023 Inclusivity Award. This award recognizes an Oklahoma City area business, group, or public event that promotes activities with full accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Sooner SUCCESS was recognized for holding a first-of-its-kind, free, multi-night camp for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their typically-developing siblings. For the initial camp, 10 families were served with a total of 23 children in attendance. The children came from all over the state, but the camp was held in Oklahoma City at Camp Trivera.
The children enjoyed camp activities in combination with custom Sibshops activities geared especially for children who have siblings with special needs. All of the children were given every opportunity to participate in every activity. The sleeping quarters were accessible, and support staff was available for those who required it.