Are you paralyzed from a spinal cord injury? Have you found yourself dreaming of taking on a new challenge that is athletic in nature, but have limited funds to make it happen? This is for you, now through October 31, 2013, the Kelly Brush Foundation is making dreams come true by providing grants for adaptive athletic equipment.
The foundation was founded by, Kelly Brush, a woman who was paralyzed in 2006 while skiing for her college team. The foundation recently held their annual Century Ride, a fundraising bicycle ride in Burlington, Vermont, and raised a staggering $306,000. This amount was much more than anticipated, and now, most of the funds will go to purchase athletic adapted gear in the form of grants for those in need of assistance.
If you are one of those individuals interested in the possibility of receiving one of these grants, you have until October 31, 2013 to submit your application to the foundation. It is important to know, that you must have a spinal cord injury to qualify. Individuals can apply for any kind of adaptive athletic equipment needed, regardless of the sport, even though the foundation is highly involved in downhill skiing.
To submit your application for one of the grants, go to www.kellybrushfoundation.org or simply click the link and you’ll be taken directly to the application page. It’s really that easy!
However, if you do get one of these amazing grants be sure to share your gratitude with the Kelly Brush Foundation by letting them know how thankful you are by their generosity, and as always, be sure to pay it forward.
To learn more about the Kelly Brush Foundation, or to get involved with their mission, be sure to visit www.kellybrushfoundation.org.