offered by Dreams for Kids DC
Dreams For Kids DC DIGITAL FITNESS
We are excited to welcome back our DFKDC Ambassadors Sean Franklin & Kofi Opare, who are both formerly professional soccer players of D.C. United & LA Galaxy! Join DFKDC, Sean, and Kofi for an energetic online fitness clinic, based on soccer skills. This clinic will feature learning valuable exercises, stretches, and more. Furthermore, our instructors will be joining us all the way from California!
What: Dreams For Kids DC has set up a virtual fitness clinic for youth with physical and developmental disabilities. This clinic will focus on body awareness, functional movement, strength, and more! Kofi and Sean will be guiding us LIVE from California!
When: Friday, January 22nd from 3:00PM – 4:00PM EST (12:00PM – 1:00PM PST)
Where: Online via Zoom (You will receive the zoom conference link a few days before the clinic)
Who: Participants with physical and developmental disabilities aged 4 – 24, we also invite their siblings to attend as well! We also invite DFKDC volunteers and friends to join us online to make this a truly inclusive session. Please read about all of our new digital programming (in light of COVID-19) here: https://www.dreamsforkidsdc.org/programs
Dreams For Kids DC programs are 100% free and give children with disabilities to sports and other activities, helping them realize their full potential to succeed in all walks of life.
About Dreams For Kids DC: Dreams For Kids DC provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. DFKDC events are adaptive sports clinics held once or twice a month for children with disabilities aged 4 – 24. Through our events, those with physical and developmental disabilities are able to come off the sidelines and unite with their peers. A lot of these children have been bullied in schools, and are left out of activities with able-bodied children. The empowerment and self confidence gained through the clinic will carry over from the field to the home, classroom, and the community, allowing them to realize that their disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. Each child is partnered with a volunteer to learn the essence of teamwork, have a mentor, and also bond over a sense of camaraderie. Learn more at dreamsforkidsdc.org
About Kofi Opare: Kofi Opare is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a defender. He has previously appeared for Michigan Bucks, Detroit City, LA Galaxy, D.C. United, and Colorado Rapids.
About Sean Franklin: Sean Franklin is an American soccer player who primarily plays the position of defender. He has played for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer and has previously played for the D.C. United and Los Angeles Galaxy. Franklin has also represented the U.S. under-20 men’s national team during the spring of 2004. He has been called up for the senior men’s squad twice in 2008 and 2009.
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