"Supporting Adaptive Sports: Bridging the Gap in Our Community"
Updated: May 5
Hello everyone, thank you for joining us today. I am here to talk to you about an exciting cause - supporting adaptive sports in our community.
Adaptive sports are a vital and life-changing experience for people with disabilities. These sports provide opportunities for individuals to engage in physical activity, build self-confidence, and develop social connections with others. They provide a platform to showcase their talents and abilities, break down barriers, and create a sense of belonging.
However, as we all know, these programs come at a cost. That is why we are asking for your support to help us keep these programs running and expand our reach.
We want to make sure that anyone who wants to participate in adaptive sports has the opportunity to do so, regardless of their financial situation. Your donation can help cover the cost of equipment, facilities, and coaching, making it possible for more people to benefit from these programs.
In addition, your support can help us increase awareness about adaptive sports in our community. We can work together to break down stigmas and promote inclusivity, creating a more accepting and understanding environment for all.
We urge you to support this important cause. Your donation can make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities in our community, providing them with the opportunity to engage in sports and physical activity and improve their overall well-being. Thank you for your consideration, and we hope you will join us in supporting adaptive sports.
Now we need to do some fundraising and publicity. Our website, www.orlandomagicwheels.org is going thru some changes and upgrades, including a working donation link. Along with that effort, one of the members of our team, Kevin Green, contacted a local reporter from Spectrum News who put together a 5 minute video about the team. It aired last night, and it’s awesome!
We are continuing to work hard and practice every Tuesday and will do so throughout the Summer. Some of our goals include, improving our basketball fundamentals, teaching new players, and mentoring the junior players from Dreamplex.
Finally, the Florida Wheelchair Basketball Conference has initiated a pilot program in conjunction with ProjectKix www.projectkix.com to collect used sneakers to recycle for profit. That program has seen great success in South Florida and will shortly be rolling out here in Central Florida. Profits will be distributed to teams doing the collections. This is another means for the team to raise funds and awareness, but what we need are Sponsors, so please share the Spectrum video with everyone you know.