Allow us to introduce ourselves.
We are Dawn and Rob Wessman, founders of Team Wessman, and enterprise dedicated to raising our five wonderful children without losing one! Our family motto is WORK HARD, BE NICE, HAVE FUN, LIVE BIG.
Community Sports have been a major way our family has done this. In our town, our kids are able to walk across the street to soccer and basketball, or bike to swimteam.
This however, is not the reality for families with physically disabled children. These parents grapple with questions such as:
Is there a blind swim team?
How do I get access to a sport wheelchair?
Who is capapble to coaching a competitive disabled track team?
How do I travel the distance to an adaptive program if we don't have a wheelchair minivan?
There are answers to these challenge-- and YOU are a part of the answer. Introducing:
Adaptive Sports New England!
Adpaptive Sports NE is a New England based non-profit organization located in Boston that is committed to increasing participation in sports among youth and young adults with physical impairments. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to follow their dreams, build friendships, and take part in discovering the valuable lessons that sports participation provides. They Para-sport programs in swimming, track & field, rowing, and wheelchair basketball – welcoming athletes at all skill levels from novice to Paralympian.
Please consider donating BY MARCH 18th for one the following, all tax deducible and available with your company match:
$999 buys one youth sport wheelchair (Our goal is 10 for the marathon!)
$600 buys one year of tuition for youth adaptive basketball, swimteam, rowing or track and field
$200 buys one season of a Para-sport
$200 rents the pool for vision impaired swim team
$150 is one year of maintenence on one wheelchair
$150 one-week rental transport van for chairs
$99 is a scholarship for two Para-sports
$50 Uber gift card for family to their sport practice
For more information or to get involved, please visit us @ https://adaptivesportsne.org/