News | KEEN Greater DC


Jun 09, 2023

The Patch Highlights the KEEN Sports Festival

Celebrating 31 Years of Empowering Children with Disabilities
Jun 04, 2023

Fox 5 News spotlights the KEEN Sports Festival

"I have seen KEEN do so much for my sister..." more...
Dec 21, 2022

NBC 4 spotlights KEEN's 30th anniversary with heartwarming story

KEEN impacts athletes, families and volunteers more...
Jul 21, 2022

Trevor Noah Gives Shout out to KEEN

The Daily Show/ Comedy Central

Trevor Noah is KEEN on KEEN live on the Daily Show, Comedy Central. 

Jun 12, 2022

ABC7 News Features 2022 KEEN Sports Festival

KEEN Sports Festival Celebrates 30 Years of activity more...
Jun 12, 2022

WJLA 24/7 News Features the 2022 KEEN Sports Festival

It's the 19th Annual KEEN Sports Festival

Watch highlights captured by WJLA. more...
Jun 12, 2022

NBC News 4 Spotlights the KEEN Sports Festival

Watch highlights captured by NBC 4.

Dec 01, 2021

Spring Valley Life Magazine Features KEEN GDC

Executive Director Beata Okulska highlights how KEEN GDC accepted the challenge created by COVID.
May 14, 2020

Virtual Prom for Teens and Young Adults with Special Needs

The COVID-19 crisis has presented many challenges and even more so for those with disabilities.

Fox 5 DC captured Bullis students giving promposals for 1st Virtual KEEN Prom. more...
May 14, 2020

KEEN Prom Proposal Coverage

KEEN Greater DC-Baltimore hosts first ever Virtual Prom for teens and young adults with disabilities.

NBC 4 captures Bullis student giving a promposal to KEEN athlete Dale. Watch it here. 

Apr 27, 2020

KEEN at Home sessions for Kids with Special Needs

Interview with KEEN Board VP Barbara Guterman

Fox 5 spotlights our online programs. Watch here

Jun 15, 2019

KEEN on Sports for All in Potomac

600 turn out for KEEN Community annual Sports Festival.

There was bouncing, jumping, running and ball games along with quieter activities ... at the KEEN Greater DC Sports Festival at Avenel Park. Read the full story more...
Jun 03, 2019

NBC 4 Today features the KEEN Sports Festival

NBC News 4 Today features the KEEN Sports Festival. Watch it here

Jun 02, 2019

Fox 5 New Features the KEEN Sports Festival

Fox 5 News captured a piece of the KEEN Sports Festival. Watch it here

May 31, 2019

Volunteers Coach Youth With Disabilities in Sports, Exercise

Leon Harris names Karen Migdail one of Harris' Heroes

Watch the clip here more...
May 22, 2019

Joy, One-to-One at the Prom in Potomac

So many volunteers that KEEN Prom-goers had more than one date each!

Read the article here.  

Nov 09, 2018

A Model for a Caring, Inclusive Community in Potomac

Bullis honored with KEEN’s Distinguished Community Impact Award

KEEN Greater DC honors Bullis School at KEENFest.
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Mar 22, 2018

Free fitness classes foster friendships for youth with disabilities in DC area

To listen to the story about KEEN's impact on one individual's life, click more...
Dec 06, 2017

Children with Disabilities are KEEN on Sports

It can be difficult for children with disabilities and their families to find activities that they can enjoy. more...
Mar 22, 2017

KEEN on Staying Fit

Article in the Potomac Almanac

Volunteers always welcome at recreational programs for young people with special needs.

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Mar 03, 2017

Local group helping people with disabilities exercise for free

WUSA9 Hilary Lane more...
Feb 19, 2017

Kids with disabilities bowl for free with KEEN Baltimore

To watch the story about KEEN's bowling program in Baltimore, click here.

Jan 24, 2017

KEEN Greater DC Celebrates 25 years

Debbi Mayster
DMM Communications
[email protected]
KEEN Greater DC CELEBRATES 25 years OF more...
May 28, 2015

KEEN Sports Festival Celebrates 23 Years of KEEN

Beata Okulska
Exec.Dir@ more...
Oct 05, 2014

Free program offers kids with developmental disabilities a chance to play sports, get active

ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - Inside a Maryland gym, "athletes" are working with their "coaches" shooting hoops, or being propelled on a scooter. To view the story, more...
Jun 01, 2014


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Mar 14, 2013

KEEN Launches Sports programs in Vienna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             
March 14, 2013
Contact:  Beata Okulska (301) 461-5353
NEW SPORTS PROGRAM gives more Children with Special Needs more...
Oct 25, 2010

Get Out and Give Back: The KEEN Community

The bond between some KEEN volunteers goes beyond their time giving back to the community. To read the story about the marriage between KEEN volunteers Lesley Strauss and Mike McNamara, click more...
Aug 09, 2010

Interview with KEEN Volunteer Hillary Lerner

To watch the interview, click here.

Jun 24, 2010

KEEN Chosen for 2010-11 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

Date: June 24, 2010
Contact: Beth Wenger, (301) 461-2278

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN Greater DC) Chosen
for 2010-11 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) more...
May 29, 2010

KEEN Greater DC Celebrates 18 Years and 18 Programs at 9th Annual Sports Festival

For Immediate Release                                               Media Contact: Beth Wenger
May 29, 2010                                                      more...
Mar 18, 2010

KEEN Greater DC Expands in Northern Virginia

For Immediate Release:                                                                       Contact: Beth Wenger
March 18, 2010                                                                                                   (301 more...
Oct 22, 2009

KEENFest Raises Funds and Awareness For KEEN

For Immediate Release                                                            Media Contact: Denise Brownlee
October 22, 2009                                                                   Phone: 301-775-7572
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Jul 01, 2009

Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes Joins KEEN Greater DC

Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes Joins KEEN Greater DC in Providing Exercise and Recreational Programs to Children and Young Adults with Disabilities

(July 2009) Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) Greater DC today more...
Sep 24, 2008

1st Down For Fitness and KEEN Team Up To Provide Fitness Activities For Youth

To read about KEEN Athletes and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, click here.

Jun 08, 2006

For KEEN Kids, a Chance to Play and Accomplish

To read the article on one of our first Sports Festivals, click here.

Jun 01, 2004

Everyone Wins!

A wonderful article written by our own Beth Wenger. To read the article, click here.

Jan 01, 2000

Washingtonian Magazine Names Elliott Portnoy a "Washingtonian of the Year."

Recognizing his work in founding KEEN, Washingtonian Magazine honored KEEN Founder, Elliott Portnoy, as Washingtonian of the year. To see the article, more...

Public Service Announcement

Every child likes to play, but not all kids can, not the way most kids do. Children with significant and profound disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, are often excluded from community activities due to the nature and severity more more...