Skillz4me, a Sharks Have Heart-supported program for children on the Autism Spectrum or with additional needs, had its official launch at the Taren Point Community Hall recently.
A program combining sport, fun and therapy, Skillz4me sessions focus on building confidence, improving social skills, coordination and balance, stimulating neural pathways, eye tracking and concentration, in a healthy, safe and friendly environment.
Skillz4me, which was founded and conducted by Jason Stanton from Sharks Have Heart in partnership with his wife Sarah, runs over 40 weeks and is a one-hour weekly session at no cost to families.
Each Skillz4me session attracts 10-30 families each week.
Aligning with its key pillars, Sharks Have Heart have sponsored the program in an effort to create and support a more inclusive community.
The Sharks support includes Stanton and his special brand of presentation skills in delivering this special initiative, with NRL squad member Aaron Gray a Skillz4me ambassador.
The launch took place late last month and was attended by NRL squad members Gray, Wade Graham and Valentine Holmes, Head Coach Shane Flanagan, Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce and Richard Clarke representing Sharks Have Heart Platinum Partners Capital Bluestone.
Sharks TV was on hand to talk to some of those present at the launch, while providing a snapshot of what Skillz4me is all about. See our video presentation.
For more on Sharks Have Heart and the programs and initiatives it supports, go to the dedicated website at https://sharkshaveheart.com.au/