KEEN On the Move!

News, Inspiring Stories and Information from KEEN Greater DC


In This Issue
Zumba Dance for Young Adults 
in partnership with DCJCC!
In celebration of KEEN Greater DC-Baltimore's 25th anniversary and in partnership with the Edlavitch DCJCC, we launched our 30th free of charge  program: Young Adult Zumba! 

The first session was fun and a huge success.  Everyone was dancing following instructions from Zuzana Brnakova Kennedy.  

Special Thanks to KEENFest Corporate Sponsors!


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-Open to children with any type or severity of disability
-Run by volunteers
-Funded solely by the community   

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Celebrating 25 Years of Service!
Mark your calendars and plan to join us to celebrate 25 years of KEEN at the
Presented by:
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Marriott International 
Vision Award  accepted by Debbie Marriott Harrison

Sondra and Daryl Nickel
Lifetime Achievement Award

Tickets and sponsorships are available on our event website

Click here to view our auction catalog.  New items added weekly!
25 Stories of KEEN's Past, Present and Future
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Strong corporate partnerships are an essential part of many non-profit organizations.  That is certainly true of KEEN Greater DC.

For the past eight years, Total Wine & More has been supporting KEEN through our annual fall fundraising event, KEENFest.  It all began in 2010 when a volunteer reached out to Total Wine inquiring if they would host a wine tasting at that year's KEENFest. They agreed, and have been providing annual support ever since.

Owner David Trone explains, "We chose to support KEEN for a variety of reasons, but the most important is the country is only as great as how we help those that are most vulnerable.  Making the lives better for children with disabilities, there is nothing more important." 
Fund-an-Athlete Campaign Nears Goal of $50,000
Over the summer KEEN friends worked together to demonstrate the power of small gifts that add up to make a big impact- with the goal of raising $50,000. These fundraisers, made up of volunteers, board members, parents and athletes, have raised $38,565 to date. We need your help to reach our goal by October 31. 
Visit our campaign site today to make a donation or set up your own fundraising page!
New Program Openings to Honor 25th Anniversary
2017 has been a busy year for KEEN Greater DC!  To honor our 25 years of service, KEEN executed an expansion plan to open three new programs, one in each area we serve by the end of the year.

In February, we opened  KEEN Bowling for Young Adults in Baltimore, DC.  This past May, KEEN expanded into Arlington, VA with the opening of  Sports for Kids at Bishop O'Connell High School .  Just last weekend, KEEN opened our third new program of the year,  Zumba/Dance in Washington, DC (featured on the left). 

We are proud to announce the opening of these new programs. We do still have some open spots in these programs. Please help us spread the word!  New parents can contact Beth to enroll their athlete. 
Would you like to take a Leadership Role with KEEN?
We are looking for volunteers to help us:
* run programs
organize KEEN volunteer social events
* organize a service project with your professional or social groups (i.e. employer, sports team, alumni group, family & friends) to volunteer for a session


Helping KEEN in these ways has benefits. It provides opportunity to build transferrable skills in public speaking and supervising, managing, and organizing people and activities.
And we're always happy to have you simply come to volunteer as a one-on-one coach for our athletes, without any commitment.
Please contact us at  We would love to hear from you!

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