Local Athlete Surprised With Bespoke Sports Equipment
—Jeff McGinnis, Executive Director of PCAS
WEST CHESTE, Pennsylvania, USA, March 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Pennsylvania Center for Adaptive Sports (PCAS) and IM ABLE Foundation, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering lives through adaptive sports, recently received grants totaling $70,000 from the Hartford.
The grants will allow PCAS and IM ABLE, both based in southeastern Pennsylvania and members of the national Move United network, to purchase adaptive sports equipment, including custom handbikes, athletics and monoskis to expand their existing inventory and better serve more individuals with unique abilities.
Additionally, The Hartford surprised Jessica Keogh, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with a custom recumbent bike. Keogh, who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, is a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. She helps people overcome their challenges as a special education teacher in the West Chester School District and is also pursuing her master’s degree, focusing on ways to improve the education system for people with disabilities. This new adaptive recumbent bike will allow Keogh to experience the transformative power of sport while riding alongside his family and friends for years to come.
“Jessica is on a mission to empower others and create opportunity for people of all abilities. She inspires us to go beyond what is considered possible. I can’t wait to see anything she can continue to accomplish,” said AP State Senator Carolyn Comitta. “I thank The Hartford and Move United for their generosity and PCAS and IM ABLE for their continued work to support and enhancing everyone’s experiences through the enjoyment of adaptive sports.”
The Hartford has inspired human achievement through adaptive sports for nearly 30 years. As a leading provider of disability insurance, the company has seen firsthand the positive impact sport can have on people and is committed to making adaptive sports and equipment more accessible. This includes donating equipment to local sports clubs nationwide, raising awareness for equity in sport in partnership with its world-class Team Hartford athletes, and hosting the Hartford Competition Series. , five premier competitive sporting events.
“People with disabilities often don’t have access to activities that promote healthy living. Our mission is to change that. Hartford’s grant and support from Move United will allow us to expand our work to build communities of inclusion. Our goal is to increase access to healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities, especially children and youth,” said PCAS CEO Jeff McGinnis.
“IM ABLE is incredibly grateful for The Hartford and Move United’s long-standing commitment to empowering athletes of all abilities. This equipment will further increase our ability to introduce even more people across the region to adaptive sports. More importantly Again, this equipment will help us provide people with the opportunity and equipment they need to push themselves where they never thought possible after a life-changing accident,” said Brian Sutherland, director of the development of the IM ABLE Foundation.
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