Monday, October 18, 2010

Special Needs Kudos! -Dorothy Hamill's I-Skate Program for Kids with Special Needs

Dorothy Hamill may best be remembered for her 1976 Olympics gold medal win in women's figure skating. But Hamill recently joined with the Physically Challenged Sports Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute to give kids with special needs a chance to take to the ice after she saw a young girl with leg braces unable to take part in skating activities.

The skating program called I-Skate, began in 2009 and allows children ages 5 to 18 with physical disabilities to skate with the support of adaptive equipment. Good for health and self esteem!

Now, that's pure gold.

For more info, visit the links above.

Photo Judy Winter 2010 Conductive Learning Center (CLC), Grand Rapids, Michigan

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