Wednesday, June 16, 2010
What are you doing this Thursday night? How about coming out to Denver to support an incredible program? Chris Anthony will be MCing the Out for Adventure fund raiser for the Children's Hospital Sports Program.
This is a program that gets kids skiing and snowboarding, sliding on the hill, helping them believe in themselves, opening doors for them to do things that otherwise would not even be possible. This program empowers kids with conditions like Cerebral Palsy to get out and experience what its like to feel freedom on skis.
Please, come join Chris and the friends of the Hospital, have an amazing and fun evening, and help support an incredible cause!
About the Sports Program:
The Hospital Sports Program helps kids find a new kind of courage on the slopes
"For Jackie, it can be hard to walk a block without pain," explains her dad. "So when she said she wanted to ski, I was worried. She has cerebral palsy. She can trip over uneven carpet fiber just crossing the room. But on the mountain, she's free. It's beautiful to watch her. And she just loves it."
Seventeen year-old Jackie smiles and adds, "The best part is the confidence I get looking back up what I just skied down. It's usually steep. And then I feel like I can do anything." And when her dad says, "I didn't think she could make it down. But now I see she's capable of a lot more than we thought. This is who she is, this is what she does," they both smile.
Kids find freedom from physical challenges
And that's huge. Because for the 60 or so kids who ski, snowboard or sit ski with The Children's Hospital Sports Program (TCH HSP) each season, the list of what they can't do can be long. TCH HSP gives kids with physical disabilities-cancer, amputations, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, head and spinal cord injuries-the chance to cross a few things off that list.
On Saturdays throughout the ski season, these kids and a team of volunteers hit the slopes at Winter Park under the tutelage of the National Sports Center for the Disabled. According to one mom, the first accomplishment of TCH HSP is giving kids the chance "to do something fun for a whole day, without mom and dad following them around, smothering them." So why do these often protective parents trust TCH HSP to take their kids skiing?
Our parents and families trust The Children's Hospital
Knowing their kids are skiing with The Children's Hospital is a big part of it. Our program, possibly the very first in the nation for kids with physical disabilities, began over 40 years ago. Today, there are programs all over the world based on our model.
For more of this article, click HERE.
About the event:
Join us on Thursday, June 17th at the Mile High Station for a night out supporting The Children’s Hospital Sports Program (HSP).
The benefit will be held at the Mile High Station near Invesco Field. Each ticket includes a wide variety of wine, local Wynkoop beer, and exquisite food.
With a special guest, sports themed fashion show, silent auction, emceed by Chris Anthony (Warren Miller Films) and Jamie Kim (reporter for Channel 9 News) and DJ Chris Cockroft there will be no shortage of entertainment.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
6:30pm - 11:00pm
Mile High Station
2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue
RSVP or ask questions HERE.