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Pinellas Park students with special needs get to play in snow for the first time

Posted at 5:07 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 18:34:09-05

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — On Friday, several children with special needs got to experience playing in the snow for the very first time.

Students at Nina Harris School in Pinellas Park had their very first "Snow-A-Palooza."

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Nina Harris is a school specifically for children with special needs.

The “Mr. Strong Foundation” raised money for the event so that kids with special needs could have the chance to go sledding and play in the snow.

"They can’t go see snow, so I wasn’t to bring snow to them," said Michelle Morales, founder of the Mr. Strong Foundation.

The school says many of the children have limited mobility and it would be very difficult to take them to busy snow areas to have an experience like this.

"The students here would probably never have that opportunity. So their reaction to coming down that hill has been priceless today," said Jacqueline Cassidy, Nina Harris School principal. "This is their opportunity for an everyday experience."