The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA––the proving grounds for professional teams including the NHL Flyers and NBA Sixers––welcomed back United Spinal’s Kids Sports Spectacular (KSS) for another year of fun and learning.
For 8 years, United Spinal and its KSS program has brought local kids and their families and friends together for a special day of free indoor recreational clinics that create new, exciting possibilities for all participants.
For many kids, one of the coolest aspects of KSS is that wheelchair athletes and mentors play a huge part in making the event so enjoyable, offering hands on instruction on a variety of sports, such as basketball, tennis, sled hockey, hand cycling, and softball.
“They prove to the kids that they can succeed in sports and life, no matter what obstacles are in their way,” says Marlene Perkins, KSS coordinator and United Spinal’s vice president of Corporate and Community Relations.
If you ask Perkins, giving back to the community is what KSS is all about. “The clinics offer something that’s hard to find elsewhere––and that’s inclusion. Kids with all types of abilities are welcomed and nurtured in developing leadership skills and embracing their unique talents,” Perkins says.
Read the full story at UnitedSpinal.org.