Many children with disabilities don’t have the opportunity to exercise creative expression or engage in social interaction with their peers. Parents of children with disabilities are always looking for programs that their children can interact with others and participate in sports. Currently there aren’t any programs available in Lancaster County that addresses these needs.
The S. June Smith Foundation has funded a grant that will go towards the USDF’s innovative program to give young football players and cheerleaders (ages 8 – 24) the opportunity to participate in a season of action packed, no contact football. The season will run August through October of 2015 and games will be held on Saturdays. Last year over 60 kids participated in the event and this year they are planning to create more opportunities for participation. This program is offered free of charge to the families of the children who participate. The season will wrap up with a Super Bowl Banquet provided by the UDS Foundation.
United Disabilities Services Foundation’s mission is to provide quality services in the home and community that enhance the independence and enrich the lives of the seniors and individuals with disabilities.