REDSKINS ADAPTIVE FOOTBALL CLINIC FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, VA
- Redskins Park 21300 Redskin Park Drive Ashburn, VA, 20147 United States (map)
Deets: The Redskins’ practice field will see children of all ages on Sunday, July 21st , as Redskin players grace the field to work with children with physical and developmental disabilities. As part of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation initiative to impact the lives of children that need it most through health and wellness programs; the Redskins will meet 100 kids on the field for an inspiring day. Dreams For Kids DC (DFKDC) is a local nonprofit that provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. All too often children with disabilities are isolated and don't have adequate opportunities to partake in physical activities that other children are able to experience daily.
Dreams For Kids DC clinics are adaptive clinics held once or twice a month for children with disabilities aged 4 – 24. Through these events, those with physical and developmental disabilities are able to come off the sidelines and unite with their peers. The empowerment and self-confidence gained through the clinic will carry over from the field to the home, classroom, and the community, allowing them to realize that their disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Each child is partnered with a volunteer to learn the essence of teamwork, have a mentor, and also bond over a sense of camaraderie.
This year's football clinic was presented by sponsors DARCARS and CapTech!
Photos Courtesy of Steph Choi of Average Socialite.