KidsAbility Centre for Child Development Foundation, Ontario- Waterloo
Waterloo Weber GoodLife Fitness staff and members showed their tremendous support for GoodLife Kids Foundation by being a Top Fundraiser in the 2011 Superhero Campaign. Their fundraising efforts are being recognized with a grant to KidsAbility Centre for Child Development Foundation to help children with special needs get active.
Children with special needs encounter barriers to learning and mastering sport skills, resulting in frustration with physical activities, and fewer opportunities for participation. In order to ensure this special population develops habits for regular physical activity, they need additional skills training. A GLKF grant will support the Active Start and FUNdamentals programs designed to teach children ages 4 -11 the fundamental movement and sport skills they will need to enjoy an active lifestyle, in a supportive, specialized environment.
The programs will run in the winter, spring and fall, giving the opportunity for physical activity to up to 60 children with special needs.