KEEN On the Move!

News, Inspiring Stories and Information from KEEN Greater DC


In This Issue
Thank You to Volunteers!
Thank you to all our volunteers and volunteer groups from area universities for engaging with KEEN athletes through our online programs.  Thanks to your support, every Wednesday night KEEN athletes enjoy activities centered around one of four themes: animals, visiting U.S. states, visiting countries around the world and crafts/dancing.

Watch the latest virtual Trip to Italy with Johns Hopkins University student volunteers.
Wednesday Italy Clips

Ferrari Experience of a Lifetime!
This exciting experience will be available as part of the KEENFest auction: 

Presented by Ferrari of Washington, the winner will enjoy an afternoon driving experience for four with four Ferraris.  The drive will start at the dealership and take a scenic drive through the back roads of Middleburg, stopping for lunch at the Salamander Resort & Spa. After lunch, the group will drive back to the dealership and depart for the day with Ferrari Memorabilia.

Bidding on this item will open on October 17. 
Bike to the Beach

The KEEN Team took on a socially distanced 100-mile ride from Washington, DC, to Dewey Beach, Del., this summer and raised $1,635 to support our programs. Thank you to our riders Michael Roy, Robert Kurtzman and Dennis Smith for taking on the challenge and our friends and supporters at Bike to the Beach.
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Programs During COVID

Our upcoming ZOOM sessions are open to all, so please share with anyone interested.

Sunday, October 4
* Fit, Story Time and Zumba: Register Here
* Music: Register Here

Wednesday, October 7
* Fun Activities with Friends: Register Here
Thursday, October 8
* KEEN Book Club: Register Here

New Virtual Program
KEEN Book Club 
We're thrilled to announce that we're launching a new virtual program: KEEN Book Club. This 30-minute session will meet on Zoom on the first and third Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm.  During each session, KEEN volunteers will read a complete story in a chapter book with pictures to view and lead athletes in activities and conversation related to the story. 

Our first session will be held on Thursday, October 8. Click here to register. 

KEENFest 2020

In lieu of our traditional annual fall gala, KEEN Volunteer Ambassadors are hosting smaller virtual events to celebrate this year's KEENFest starting on October 17.  

Along will those events, we will be holding an online auction.  Everyone is welcome to register to bid, regardless of whether or not you are attending one of our virtual events.  Bids can be placed from a computer, phone or tablet.  We will communicate about the auction via email and text messages (to those who sign up). 

Event details and links to register for the different events and auction will be sent out next week- so watch your inbox! 

If you would like to be a sponsor or create your own
Not Your Average KEENFest event, contact Elizabeth at
KEEN Family Cookbook
We are collecting recipes, photos, illustrations and stories to share with our KEEN community! 

KEEN Parent and Board Member Karen Brinkmann will be compiling the recipes to create a fantastic electronic resource for all. We feel it's a great time to gather up those special recipes and share them with each other -- especially when we all are cooking and eating at home more than ever!

The complete KEEN Family Cookbook will be available electronically with each recipe viewable on-line as well as printable at home. 

The Cookbook will be offered for a suggested donation of $10, but will be offered free to KEEN athletes and their families.  Click here to submit your favorite family recipe now!

Parent Support Group

KEEN Greater DC-Baltimore Parent Support Group is an opportunity to create meaningful connections and facilitate relationships to benefit KEEN families within our network.

This group will be a great platform where KEEN parents can virtually meet and share information, connect with community resources and help each other cope with their day to day lives and share realistic, practical solutions that works for their families, particularly during COVID-19.

If you are interested, please e-mail Beata at

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