Children's Hospital gets grant for adaptive sports program

The Fresno BeeApril 10, 2014 

Children's Hospital Central California was awarded a $1,500 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for the hospital's Adapative Sports Program.

The money will be used to buy tennis racquets, tennis balls and basketballs.

The Adaptive Sports program offers recreational and athletic experiences for children with physical and health impairments and conditions ranging from cerebral palsy to spinal cord injuries. “This grant will provide our patients with sports equipment so they can take part in more athletic activities, build their confidence and achieve their dreams,” said Adaptive Sports director Dr. Jennifer Crocker.

The award was one of 102 grants totaling over $500,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded 2,307 grants totaling over $17 million since 1999.

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