BALTIMORE – The UMBC men's and women's lacrosse programs took some time out before finals to celebrate the end of the semester with 16 members of the campus' SUCCESS program, which celebrated its final day of classes on Friday.
"Our players and coaches had a very rewarding experience participating in the SUCCESS Program," head men's lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman said. "It was a lot of fun interacting with and getting to know all of the participants. Kudos to the organizers and in particular Joe Lustgarten who worked diligently throughout the semester, making a difference in young people's lives."
"Our team had a blast spending time with the SUCCESS Program on Friday," assistant women's lacrosse coach Alex Mundy said. "Thanks to the dedication of Kelly Fahey and Lisa Gambino, the women's lacrosse program has been given the opportunity to build a friendship with this amazing organization and that is right here on campus."
The SUCCESS program is Maryland's first four-year post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. A partnership between the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the SUCCESS program enables Marylanders with intellectual disabilities to develop their independence, critical thinking, problem-solving and employment skills in a university setting.