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Help children with disabilities play baseball

by FUNDACION EDUCATIVA Y CULTURAL DON JOSE S. HEALY, A.C.
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball
Help children with disabilities play baseball

Summary

At the Healy Foundation we believe in including everyone with disabilities in playing sports. It is important to provide spaces properly adapted to the needs of children with disabilities so that they can benefit physically and emotionally from playing baseball. Our purpose at this time is to provide lighting at one baseball field to enable training and games in the evenings, as in Hermosillo, Mexico, the maximum temperature of 50C (122F) can cause health problems.

$105,000
total goal
$104,700
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Therere 145672 people in Sonora recognized as having disabilities; 7% are children, and 8% youth, all who have difficulties carrying out normal daily activities (National Institute of Statistics and Geography 2010). There are few sports facilities in the city/state that have infrastructure including ramps, handrails, and accessible playing fields. In most facilities, activities are aimed at abled children/youth/adults, leaving little/no space for the activities of children with disabilities.

Solution

Sporting activities adapted to children with disabilities play a very important role, serving as therapy to develop socio-emotional abilities. With that in mind, we propose to illuminate one field out of seven available, that already is equipped with access ramps, artificial turf, stands, and dugouts, so that children can train and play in our installations in the afternoons and evenings with diminished risk factors.

Long-Term Impact

The greatest impact will be reflected in children with disabilities who will be able to exercise, interact socially, build friendships, benefit from occupational therapy, and more. By simply illuminating a baseball field, we will initially give more that 200 children with different abilities the opportunity to train and play adapted sports.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fundacionhealy.org/​

Organization Information

FUNDACION EDUCATIVA Y CULTURAL DON JOSE S. HEALY, A.C.

Location: HERMOSILLO, SONORA - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FundacionHealy
Project Leader:
Nery Retes Ruiz
HERMOSILLO, SONORA Mexico
$300 raised of $105,000 goal
 
3 donations
$104,700 to go
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