A news release issued by the Amputee Coalition announces that the Kicking for Kids Who Can’t Kick-a-thon event is slated for October 18 at the National Mall in Washington, DC.
The event will also include demonstrations from Ron Mann, a below-knee amputee and black belt in Muay Thai, US Paralympian Tyler Carter, the US Amputee Soccer team, and Damian Buchman, the executive director of The Ability Center, will be speaking. The release notes that there will also be activities on hand for all ages, such as kickball games, soccer shoot-outs, football kicking, and much more.
Founded in 2006 by Ginna Goodenow to assist children with limb loss, the annual event is designed to serve as an exciting and fun-filled day.
Registration for the event is on the Amputee Coalition’s website.
The Amputee Coalition coordinates and holds the event, and proceeds raised from the event go to support the coalition’s youth camp program, the Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp. The camp is a 5-day traditional summer camp experience for children aged 10 to 17 years old who have lost a limb or were born with limb differences.
Watch a video of the campers in action.
The coalition covers all expenses, including travel, for the campers. Since its start in 2000, the release states that the camp has hosted nearly 1,000 campers with limb loss or limb difference.
In the release, the Amputee Coalition also extends its thanks all of its supporters, particularly event sponsor Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, and Noblis, a nonprofit research corporation in Falls Church, Va, as well as others who have helped send the children to summer camp.
Source: Amputee Coalition