The recipients of the Dralla Foundation grant for 2016 are: Adaptive Sports Foundation, Catalyst Sports, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, Kinetic Kids, STRIDE Adaptive Sports, and World T.E.A.M. Sports.

Dralla Foundation’s aim, in awarding these grants, is to help fund events for children and adults with disabilities, and enable them to have a fun and unforgettable day.

This year’s events, which began in June and will run through March 2017, include, per a release from Dralla Foundation: two bike camps where upon completion the participants are able to independently ride a traditional bicycle; a day of adaptive athletics where the participants will have an opportunity to try three different sports that utilize adaptive equipment: kayaking, cycling and climbing; an outdoor adventure where children and teens with physical challenges work with able-bodied teammates/coaches in activities such as hiking, mountain bicycling, and water sports; a ski and snowboard race that pairs children who have physical challenges with able-bodied athletes to compete together; and an event that starts out as a treasure hunt, moves on to a fun day at an aquarium, and ends with a beach party.

In the past 5 years, Dralla Foundation—founded by Peter Allard, president of Rockaway, NJ-based Allard USA Inc—has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to select nonprofits to help fund such events.

Grant applications for the 2017 grant disbursement will be accepted beginning in December, until February 1, 2017. The recipients will be announced in May.

For more information about Dralla’s Grant Program, visit Dralla Foundation.

[Source: Allard USA Inc]