KEEN Sports Festival Celebrates 23 Years of KEEN

Thursday, May 28, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Beata Okulska
KEEN GREATER DC
Exec.Dir@keengreaterdc.org
301.461.5353
 
 
KEEN GREATER DC celebrates 23 years and HOSTS SPORTS FESTIVAL 2015 –
AN AFTERNOON OF ACTIVITIES AND GAMES
FOR MORE THAN 400 KIDS & YOUNG ADULTS
WITH DISABILITIES
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 AT 11 A.M., avenel park, potomac, md
 
WHAT:  SPORTS FESTIVAL 2015, an annual afternoon of activities and games hosted by KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) (www.keengreaterdc.org).
 
Volunteers, including --  Rotoract/Rotary Club of Federal City, Jewish Federation of Washington DC, U.S. Air Force, Accenture, XLA, Maximus Foundation,  Neiman Marcus of Tysons Corner team up with KEEN athletes for events such as tug-of-war, obstacle course challenges, kick ball, and volleyball. This day celebrates 23 years that KEEN has provided free exercise and recreation programs for young people with developmental and/or physical disabilities.
 
WHO:  500 children and young adults with disabilities, their volunteer coaches, family members, and supporters.  United for DC/United Soccer Club coaches are scheduled to attend.
 
WHEN:  Sunday, June 7, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:           Avenel Park
                        10051 Oaklyn Drive
                        Potomac, MD 20854
 
Note: For more information or to attend the event, please contact Debbi Mayster at
debbi@dmmcomm.com or 240.988.6243 or BeataOkulska at Exec.Dir@keengreaterdc.org
or 301.461.5353. For more information about KEEN and KEEN’s Sports Festival 2015, please visit www.keengreaterdc.org.
 
NOTE:  KEEN Greater DC’s mission is to provide opportunities for children with any type of disability – including significant disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome – to participate fully in exercise and recreational activities in the community at no charge to their families. From five children in a local gym in 1992, KEEN has grown to now serve more than 400 young people with disabilities in the DC area through 26 programs and more than 49 monthly sessions including swimming, gym-based sports, fitness, bowling, tennis, and music. Each month, KEEN Greater DC matches a trained volunteer coach one-to-one with an athlete, enabling every child – especially those with significant disabilities – to play, exercise, socialize, and to be part of a team in their community. www.KEENGreaterDC.org
 
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May 28, 2015