Foundation Donates Blocks to Local Autism Center
The Autism Center of North Mississippi received the gift of 2,400 Duplo building blocks from the United States Synchronized Swimming Foundation during the US Masters Championship. The Duplo had been part of a fundraising event by the Foundation and were transported from St Louis to Memphis by a synchro coach from Mesa AZ.
An employee of the Tupelo Aquatic Center, hosting the Masters, helped to make the connection. The Duplo building blocks will be used by children aged 2 to 6 as a part of play therapy.
By building “Towers of Power” the U.S. athletes created structures to represent each Zone; the Golden Gate Bridge, the St. Louis Arch, the Empire State Building and the Olympic Stadium in Atlanta. These colorful representations were to demonstrate the determination of U.S. athletes to work together to build strength and purpose in furthering the sport.