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Dorothy Hamill's Fundraiser:

I-SKATE ADAPTIVE SKATING PROGRAM

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Dorothy Hamill via Crowdrise
January 05, 2012

It's rewarding to share my love of skating with these children and see the confidence, freedom and joy that learning to skate brings them.  See more
Dorothy Hamill

THE STORY:

The adaptive skating program was established in November 2009 so that children with physical disabilities could enjoy recreational ice skating. Part of the physically challenged sports programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute, I-Skate provides these children a unique opportunity to get involved with physical activity, which improves their health, as well as a chance for important social interaction with their peers. It also helps participants learn an activity they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.


This Kennedy Krieger Institute program runs late fall through early spring, and over the course of those four or five months, the participants work on developing their skating skills. At the end of the program, the kids showcase their hard work with a show for friends and family.


WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:

Dorothy Hamill's I-Skate program is open to children ages 5 to 18. Their diagnoses and physical challenges can include:

·         Cerebral palsy

·         Spina bifida

·         Muscular dystrophy

·         Cancer survivors

·         Amputated limbs

·         Paralysis

Participants range from children who may eventually become independent skaters to those who may always use a walker for support. Currently, the program can serve up 30 children, but hopes to receive the funding to expand further.


DOROTHY'S I-SKATE WISH LIST:

$100:  Will pay for I-Skate T-Shirts, gloves and mittens for 3 children.  

$250:  Will pay for one pair of orthotic skates.  Most of our skaters need skates that have room to accommodate their orthotics.  These are specially designed skates that make it much easier for the children in the program to skate.   

$500:  Will pay for one session of ice time at the rink.   Will pay for an ice walker.  Many of our children are not able to walk without the aid of a walker.  We need numerous sizes of pediatric walkers to accommodate all of our kids on the ice.  

$1,000:  Will pay for the end of season performance.  Our children put on a show for friends and family at the end of the season.  They skate to a specifically choreographed program that highlights their accomplishments and teamwork.  Each child receives a certificate and a medal for their participation.  

$5,000:  Will pay for a full season of ice time at the rink.  This will fund one-hour sessions for the twenty week I-Skate Season.  

Other:  Any amount will help our children unlock their potential.

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To This Fundraiser

$115

MONEY RAISED
  • Craig Johnson

    $15

  • A Friend of Dorothy

    $100

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Donor Comments

A Friend of Dorothy

A Friend of Dorothy

DONATION: $100

What a wonderful video of a program which has enormous impact. I have seen it in person! 6 years ago

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

DONATION: $15

6 years ago