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KEEN On the Move!

News, Inspiring Stories and Information from KEEN Greater DC


In This Issue
LFVA-Distinguished Service Award
Maureen Liu-Volunteer of the Year
Sports Festival
Springfield 5K
Bullis Gives Back
Pampered Chef Online Shopping
2014 Golf Classic
Kentlands Day

Spotlight on  KEENFest 2014 Awardees

Distinguished Service Award


The Law Firm Vendors Association (LFVA) 
is a longtime supporter of KEEN Greater DC. In addition to financial support, many of their members also volunteer at KEEN programs. "We are thrilled to be recognized at this year's event. KEEN is a wonderful organization that is truly making a difference," shared Joe Alvarez, LFVA President.

Alvarez has frequently served as a volunteer coach at KEEN sessions.  "I love volunteering at KEEN. The kids are terrific. It is always a great time!" 

Volunteer of the Year

Maureen Liu


Maureen's first KEEN session was Sports at Tilden MS in March of 2009. It took her only one session to be charmed by our athletes, and soon after, she took the leading role in coordinating the swim program at Georgetown Prep.


From communicating with parents to preparing the logistics of each session, teaching the JPMF safety rules and working with Georgetown Prep lifeguards, she is always ready for KEEN and our swim teams. Maureen said "I discovered KEEN via the OneBrick website and I'm so grateful I did; so many smiles and good times over the years!"

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November 8 

What Makes KEEN Unique?

Programs are:
  • Free of charge
  • Non-competitive
  • Open to children with any type or severity of disability
  • Run by volunteers
  • Funded solely by the community  

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JUNE 1, 2014  

KEEN Sports Festival!

Plan to join us for the annual KEEN Sports Festival at Hadley's Park in Potomac, MD. This fun-filled day includes an obstacle course, a variety of individual and noncompetitive team activities, soccer with the United for D.C./United Soccer Club coaches, tug of war, face painting, pizza lunch, and much more. The Sports Festival is the one time each year in which we're able to bring together all of our athletes from DC, VA and MD, their families, and volunteers. 

Don't miss it!

Volunteers: please sign up here!

Parents: please RSVP to Beata  


Thank you to our event donors, sponsors and contributors!

Springfield 5K on May 31 to Benefit VA Programs

Help kick off the Springfield Days weekend festival by participating in the Springfield 5K Race on Saturday May 31. The race will start and finish at Springfield Town Center and be followed by additional event festivities. Register online by May 23 to take advantage of the early bird rate of $30. Volunteers are also needed for spirit stations, set up and clean up. Email Elizabeth if you are interested in volunteering. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit KEEN's Virginia programs.  

6th Annual Bullis Gives Back "Buddy Run" 

This year, KEEN Greater DC athletes were again invited to participate in the 6th Annual Bullis Gives Back "Buddy Run". Nearly fifty young people with special needs were matched with Bullis student buddies, who helped them participate in the walk and many other fun activities. It was delightful to watch how attentive and caring the buddies were. They gave all their attention to the KEEN athletes throughout the event; they were patient, thoughtful and kind to everyone. They took our kids with special needs by the hand or pushed their wheelchairs across the finish line with pride. They were all winners! 

It was an unforgettable event that brought lots of smiles and joy to all participants! Thank You BULLIS for opening your school and your hearts to KEEN athletes!!!

Pampered Chef Online Shopping to Benefit KEEN Greater DC
Thanks to Lynn Grody, Pampered Chef Consultant, KEEN has the opportunity to receive 20% of Pampered Chef sale proceeds. Use our special link to purchase great items and support KEEN Greater DC at the same time! All orders need to be placed by June 12th. If you have any family/friends who love to cook, grill, garden or entertain, please share our link with them. Pampered Chef ships throughout the USA. Thank you!
21st Annual Golf Classic:
May 5, 2014

We would like to thank the Golf Classic donors, sponsors and volunteers for a great event. The tournament was attended by nearly 200 golfers and raised over $180,000! View event pictures by clicking here.  

2013 Annual Report


Kentlands Day Good Vibes Music Festival
KEEN Greater DC was excited to partner with Kentlands Day and be a part of the Good Vibes Music Festival on May 3.  Thank you Kentlands Community for a great day!  

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