Adaptive Athletes Need Your Help

Kayla Bolnick- Photo courtesy World Wheelchair Sports.

Kayla Bolnick, age 17, was born with Spina Bifida but today competes in triathlons. Anna Soens, 31, lives with a spinal cord injury but still manages to climb mountains and ski back down. And, Gerritt Schaffer, 44, despite a spinal cord injury competes in wheelchair racing and triathlons. What do these athletes have in common? They all received grants from the GoHawkeye Foundation.

These are three of the 39 athletes who have received grants totaling over $115,000 from the GoHawkeye Foundation since our beginning four years ago. That’s over nine grants every year! Unfortunately, many applicants are turned away because there is simply not enough funds to help them. We need your help to raise money for these applicants.

Anna Soens – Photo by Kellie Standish.

Your donation will insure more adaptive athletes are helped with equipment like handcycles, sit skis, basketball wheelchairs and ice hockey sleds. GoHawkeye also provides funds for summer and winter recreation experiences and adaptive training but we couldn’t do it without you!

Gerritt Schaffer – Photo by Becky Basl.

The GoHawkeye Foundation has extremely low overhead and is staffed by dedicated volunteers. Therefore, your donation is making a direct impact on the lives of these athletes. Please consider making this important year-end donation now. Donate online or save fees by sending a check to GoHawkeye Foundation, P.O. Box 1132, Telluride, CO 81435.

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