Start with some hands-on help from our carpentry apprentices, mix some Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) athletes with paint and what do you get?? A new Award Podium for SONM State Games!

Over the course of May, our Casework Shop worked to create a curriculum aimed at allowing our apprentices to have some hands-on time in our casework to help build a wheelchair accessible podium for Special Olympics New Mexico. After the podiums were complete, we invited a group from SONM to help paint. The athletes, coaches, staff and family members had a great time their hands dirty for a great cause.

The podium will allow all athletes to proudly display their medals and will have enough room to accommodate more athletes and sponsors.

Kudos to Leo Aragon & Gavino Lopez for spearheading the design and construction! And thank you to all those who lent a helping hand!