Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Amazing Raise

From 6am Wednesday until 6pm Thursday, you can help athletes like my son, Ronnie, by participating in the Amazing Raise, and pledging your support to Sportable.

Sportable is the organization behind Ronnie's wheelchair basketball team and lacrosse team. It is because of Sportable that Ronnie is able to play team sports in his wheelchair. Our school district, in fact most school districts, do not have organized sports programs for athletes with disabilities.

Sportable supports disabled athletes from ages 5 to 100+. Here is a quote from their website:

We don’t just provide adaptive sports and recreation opportunities in RVA –The reason Sportable exists is to transform the lives of people with physical and visual disabilities through sport! We know that is a bold claim and some might question whether we can really achieve that mission. Our response – come meet our athletes, hear their stories, watch them when they are in their “zone”. We can guarantee they would agree that in some way a transformation has occurred. This visionary approach to our mission allows us to keep pushing forward and aiming high—just as we ask of each of our athletes!

For a $50 donation, you can help ensure that this very important program continues, and that people like Ronnie can continue to participate in sports. Heck, the next star paralympian may already be in training at Sportable!

Please consider supporting Sportable during the Amazing Raise! Here is a link the more information and a contribution page:

Sportable Amazing Raise

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