Kicking for Kids Who Can’t is an annual event held by the Amputee Coalition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The proceeds raised for the event go to support its Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp program, which aims to send 100 children with limb loss between the ages of 10-17 to summer camp.
When is the next Kicking for Kids Who Can’t event?
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Kicking for Kids Who Can’t event for 2015 was cancelled, but check out our Web site frequently for news about future events.
How can you help?
Anyone is invited to participate in this event to help raise awareness about children with limb loss, and to help support sending kids to camp. If you’re interested in attending the event, there is a registration fee of $20. The program includes speakers, dancers, soccer players, karate experts, and more, all of which are represented by amputees. Additionally, the program will provide children who are missing limbs — and those who are not — an opportunity to participate in a number of kicking events, including soccer, karate, kickball, and football!
Please check back for details on next year’s event!
The Amputee Coalition greatly appreciates your support through donations. Every dollar raised goes to send children with limb loss or limb difference to the Paddy Rossbach youth camp. This year’s camp was held on July 19-23 at Camp Joy in Clarksville, Ohio. The Coalition covers all expenses, including travel, for the campers. The average cost to send a child to camp is $1,800. Since its beginning in 2000, the camp has hosted more than 900 campers with limb loss or limb difference.
Support the Amputee Coalition’s Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp
If you would like to support this incredible program and see to it that the camp will impact the lives of youth for years to come, you can make a tax-deductible donation today by visiting the KFKWC Crowdrise Fundraising page at http://www.crowdrise.com/kickingforkids.
In order to support KFKWC, and to help send children with limb loss to camp, we are offering different ways for organizations and individuals to work with the Amputee Coalition and receive recognition for their participation. For more information on becoming an event sponsor and helping sponsor children to camp, please contact Melinda Park at 703-330-1699 ex. 7105, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the youth camp, visit our Youth Camp page.