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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. 

The 16th Annual KEEN Sports Festival -- A Huge Success

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate 25 years of KEEN programs. Special thanks to Potomac Pizza, DrinkMore Water, Wegmans, Trader Joe's-Rockville, MD, and Harris Teeter for supporting this event with your donations! Additional thanks to our Zumba dance instructors from Claysmile Entertainment and ZuzuFit; DC SCORES; Master Moon and TaeKuk Martial Arts, and US Track and Field athlete Adam Durham!

Check out the media coverage.

KEEN Launches Online Fundraiser to Raise $50,000

This summer, from June 1 to September 30, KEEN friends will work together to demonstrate the power of small gifts that add up to make a big impact.  YOU can help by joining the 2017 Fund-An-Athlete team! KEEN friends, parents and volunteers are invited to set up their own personal fundraising pages and support this important initiative. Pages are easy to create and customize with personal stories and photos. Visit our campaign site today to learn more about getting involved!

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 Accepted by Debbie Marriott Harrison

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. 


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.