Play Sports with Children w/ Disabilities

KEEN is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.

During the Sports Program, athletes and volunteers come together for one-to-one activities. They have a group warm up, and then move to individual activities which are tailored solely to the needs of the athlete. They may throw a basketball or kick a soccer ball. Many love to bounce on 36” balls or be pulled along the floor on a flat wheeled scooter. A group may form for Duck, Duck, Goose. The session ends with everyone coming together in a circle (although some athletes still need to run around its periphery, and that’s okay) and sharing with the group what they did that day “that made them very Proud.” They literally go out dancing: the Hokey Pokey for the younger kids and the Macarena for the teens. Athletes burn energy, meet and interact with new volunteers, see old friends, and then rejoin their parents, who have had some precious respite time.

http://www.keensanfrancisco.org

In order to join this meetup event, please follow these MANDATORY steps:

Step 1) Register at the KEEN website
https://keen.civicore.com/index.php?section=landingPages&action=landingPage&fwID=2

Step 2) Receive a confirmation from KEEN. Once you get this confirmation, your log in and password will work.

Step 3) Log in here: https://keen.civicore.com/index.php?section=coachLogin&action=coachLogin

Step 4) Select Sports I & II -East Bay - 2/09/2014

I will be contacting people who RSVP Yes to this event to make sure that you have followed the steps. Those who do not confirm registration or do not reply will be removed from this meetup event.

Hope to see you guys there! 


SF Giving Tree has a No Show Policy:

• Members who RSVP yes, but do not attend the event or change their RSVP to not attending less than 24 hours prior to the meet up time may be given a no show.

• 3 No Shows = You're Out of SF Giving Tree

• Often there is a waiting list of people who would love to attend a meet up, so please be considerate and update your rsvp at least 24 hours before the event if your plans change.


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  • Kerri

    I am at the location and they have no idea what KEEN is...

    February 9

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