It all started as an extra credit assignment for a fitness class. The Annual Heritage 5k Trick & Trot took place and a couple of JCC students decided to partake. Roger Williams and his wrestling teammate, Nate Skonieczny, ran the race, and finished 8th place. What is so special about that finish is that Roger is visually impaired, and Nate ran with him every step of the way. We asked Roger how the race went and he told us that along with finishing 8th in the race, he also took first in his age group.
These two Jamestown wrestlers used a rubber band to keep them together and to keep themselves in stride together. Nate would help Roger with the corners and would let Roger loose on straightaways so that he could keep his own pace. The team is also proud to announce that in the process they only took out one single pole.
The Annual Heritage 5k Trick & Trot at the Town of Ellery Park is a fundraiser that benefits Heritage's three rehab departments. Last year's proceeds were used to provide their physical and speech therapists with the innovative trainigs called LSVT BIG & LSVT LOUD. Their therapists now have the ability they need to treat Parkinson's disease patients in a new way. Heritage Ministries now have the only rehab facilities in Chautauqua County that are qualified to provide these innovative therapies.