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Prospective New Member Volunteering
April 23, 2017 @ 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Interested in joining Spinsters of SF and want to connect with our charity partner? Volunteer with active members and the amazing athletes of KEEN SF!
Sunday, April 23rd
PNM Charity Volunteering with KEEN
Embarcadero YMCA, 169 Steuart St.
1:45 – 4:00pm
KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) San Francisco is a nonprofit organization that provides free recreational opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities by pairing them with trained volunteers for fun, noncompetitive activities.
About KEEN’s Sports program
During the Sports program, athletes and volunteers come together for one-to-one activities. They have a group warm up, and then move to individual activities which are tailored solely to the needs of the athlete. They may throw a basketball or kick a soccer ball. Many love to bounce on 36” balls or be pulled along the floor on a flat wheeled scooter. A group may form for Duck, Duck, Goose. The session ends with everyone coming together in a circle (although some athletes still need to run around its periphery, and that’s okay) and sharing with the group what they did that day “that made them very Proud.” They literally go out dancing: the Hokey Pokey for the younger kids and the Macarena for the teens. Athletes burn energy, meet and interact with new volunteers, see old friends, and then rejoin their parents, who have had some precious respite time.