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KEEN’s Mission
Empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches.

KEEN’s Vision
Foster confidence, self-esteem and community inclusion of youth with disabilities; strengthen communities through education of volunteers; and provide families with respite 
and a supportive network. 

Join us for the 16th Annual KEEN Sports Festival -- Sunday, June 4

Help us celebrate 25 successful years of  free, one-to-one recreational and exercise activities for hundreds of children and young adults with significant physical and developmental disabilities in the Greater D.C. area and Baltimore.  At the Sports Festival, volunteers will team up with KEEN’s athletes for fun-filled activities and games, including tug-of-war, an obstacle course, kickball and volleyball. Check out all the fun we had last year

What: KEEN Sports Festival
When: Sunday June 4
Where: Avenel Park, Potomac, MC (10051 Oaklyn Dr.) 

Volunteers: Get more information here and sign up here.
KEEN Families: Get the details here. To attend, email Beata your athlete's name and the number of family members attending.


KEEN Golf Classic - Monday, May 15

Thank you to the nearly 250 golfers who joined us at Woodmont Country Club for the 24th annual Golf Classic, presented by Marriott International.  The event was a huge success, raising more than $240,000! Photos from the day can be viewed here. 

Special thanks to Marriott International, Arent Fox, Accenture and all of our fantastic sponsors, whose full listing can be found here.

Bullis Gives Back to KEEN

Thank you Bullis School Community for creating such a great event for our athletes and including us in the 2017 Bullis Gives Back Charity 5K Run/2.5K Walk! Our athletes had so much fun with their Bullis Buddies!

KEEN Launches Bowling in Baltimore!

On Sunday, February 5, we kicked off our 25th anniversary expansion with the launch of KEEN Bowling in Baltimore at Dundalk Lanes. Check out Fox 45 Baltimore's and WMAR-ABC2 News' coverage of our new program and our 25th anniversary celebration.


Save the Date
Saturday, November 4, 2017
KEENFest 2017: 25th Anniversary Gala

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for KEENFest 2017, celebrating 25 years of KEEN Greater DC.


Marriott International
Vision Award

Daryl and Sondra Nickel
Lifetime Achievement Award

The evening will include a cocktail reception with silent auction, seated dinner, awards program and live auction. Contact Elizabeth Doherty for more information regarding sponsorship and donations. 


                                                 Kids Euro Festival KEEN Day

KEEN athletes and their families and other area families of children with disabilities enjoyed a fantastic day of live performances by European children's troupes, story telling, films, Zumba dancing, arts and crafts and more at the 7th Annual Kids Euro Festival KEEN Day at La Maison Française. Thank you to the Kids Euro Festival, the Embassy of France and the European-American Cultural Foundation and the KEEN Coaches Committee for creating such a special day! See all the fun that was had here

Check out our video: A Day In The Life -- One KEEN GDC volunteer tells her story.


Thank you Discovery Communications for creating this wonderful video for us!


Want to Help?

To volunteer or make a tax deductible financial contribution, or donate athletic equipment or in-kind services, contact us at:

KEEN Greater DC
PO Box 341590
Bethesda, MD 20827-1590


To donate online, click here.