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ATTENTION: Dreams for Kids is giving children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in lacrosse for the first time! DFK is holding an adaptive lacrosse clinic on Saturday May 8th at Georgetown University! If you are in the DC area, have experience with lacrosse, or just like doing great things for others, then you want to take a look at this event..

ATTENTION: Dreams for Kids is giving children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in lacrosse for the first time! DFK is holding an adaptive lacrosse clinic on Saturday May 8th at Georgetown University! If you are in the DC area, have experience with lacrosse, or just like doing great things for others, then you want to take a look at this event.

EXTREME RECESS ADAPTIVE LACROSSE CLINIC KICKING OFF THE SUMMER!

WHAT: Dreams for Kids is launching its summer Extreme Recess programming with an adaptive LAX clinic at Georgetown University. The clinic will bring together 25 children with disabilities and their families and partner them with 30 college & high school level lacrosse players for a full day of fun lacrosse drills and games. Each participant will enjoy a day full of lacrosse, food, music, and nonstop fun, all free of charge to our participants. The Baltimore Bay Hawks and US Lacrosse have partnered up with Dreams for Kids to provide goody bags for participants so they can remember this opportunity of a life time! The entire event has been put together by the volunteer staff at Dreams for Kids, that consists of young adults, all under 25, who are working to make a difference in DC and bring Dreams to children of all abilities

WHEN: Saturday, May 8th, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

WHERE: Georgetown University Lacrosse field, 1303 3700 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20057

WHY: Extreme Recess gives children with physical and developmental challenges the opportunity to participate in sports, often for the very first time. The adaptive lacrosse clinic is bringing together youth to realize a physical potential previously unimagined. The confidence, self-respect, and motivation gained during the event will carry over to the classroom and empower children to passionately learn and seize each and every day. Extreme Recess celebrates the unique ability in every child and helps them turn the adversity in their lives into opportunity.

About Dreams for Kids
Dreams for Kids is an international youth organization and 501(c) (3) children’s charity, with a mission to empower young people of all abilities through dynamic leadership programs and life-changing activities. By helping others find their dreams, they realize their own.
• Founded Holiday for Hope, the world’s largest holiday celebration for homeless and underprivileged kids.
• Created Extreme Recess, the first adaptive sports and activities program of its kind for kids with disabilities.
• Launched the global Dream Leaders program to bring youth of all abilities and backgrounds together to create change through local and global community service projects.
For more information about Dreams for Kids non-profit, visit www.dreamsforkids.org/dc or call (703) 475-9322.
Watch our Extreme Recess video from our water ski event last August http://vimeo.com/6105680.

Please contact [email protected] if you want to get involved.

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