posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 12:27 PM
It's getting nicer outside, and I'm trying to get a the wheels in motion to get a fundraiser going using a particular skillset I have, of
I got this idea because I volunteer with an Adaptive Sports program where we teach/help people with physical and mental disabilities participate in
snow sports like skiing and riding. In working with this program, there are a lot of children and one thing I've found that the kids really like is
when I do backflips for them at the end of the day. It also seems to attract onlookers who are not in the program.
So I wanted to bring it to ATS - because as it stands I have only a very basic idea. No real plan of action.
The thought is that this could either be an event that is held at a public place where people are already out and about may see what's going on and
decide it's a good cause and want to become involved.
I'd want this to be something for children with disabilities, or just focusing on a single disability like Spina Bifita. I'd want to choose
whichever cause will have a greater attraction so the efforts make a substantial impact.
So other than the simple idea of "backflips for babies" or whatever the cause is for, and working with the Adaptive program I'm already involved
in, I'm looking for any other feedback or thoughts from members of ATS. Surely my friends here come from diverse backgrounds and experiences and can
provide some sort of input that may improve this fundraiser's success.
P.S. the adaptive program I work with never has a lot of resources at their disposal and don't have a lot of influence so I was thinking it may be
good to contact larger organizations, but I wouldn't want to go with any organization that has a questionable reputation, so I wanted to include that
piece as well.
Thank you in advance for any thoughts or just simple well wishers. There are people who really struggle on a daily basis, struggles most of us can't
even imagine. Their families struggle with them as well, and these are not temporary ailments but lifelong circumstances that don't go away or are
not treatable. Even if this event isn't a fundraiser - just an event to gain awareness, that also could be a good route to go - as long as it's
something that puts some smiles on kids faces (or their families), and helps people learn about these diseases/disabilities, it's worth it to me.
Thanks again ATS! I love you guys (and gals)