GoHawkeye Foundation Youth Development Fund

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Trail Angels Taylor(left) and Anika(right) will be hiking to raise funds for GoHawkeye grants targeted towards young adaptive athletes.

On August 25, 2019, Anika Parr and Taylor Danielson will undertake a fundraising hike for the GoHawkeye Foundation Youth Development Fund during their summer vacation in Colorado. This year’s 10.9-mile hike will begin and end in Telluride. Please consider pledging any amount you feel comfortable donating. 100% of these funds will go towards assisting kids with disabilities to experience the outdoors.

Emeri riding the Wildcat. Courtesy photo.

“Overall, youth are an underserved population in off-road handcycling, due largely to the lack of available equipment.” -Pat Addabbo, Oregon Adaptive Sports Program Director.

Aiden at a sled hockey game. Photo by Danielle Kemp.

In 2017, “Wildcat” kid off-road-handcycles by ReActive Adaptations were delivered to two different adaptive sports organizations, Oregon Adaptive Sports and Teton Adaptive Sports. The girls were right on target because these adaptive organizations had a real need for this type of handcycle in their kid biking programs. These bikes were directly funded by the GoHawkeye Foundation Youth Development Fund. In 2018, Anika and Taylor granted a wish to 14-year-old Aiden Kemp for his very own custom sit ski, to keep on skiing in spite of his spinal cord injury. This grant will make a huge impact on Aden’s life by increasing his skiing time and developing his confidence and athleticism.

 

Kenji on a Wildcat handcycle with Oregon Adaptive Sports Program. Courtesy photo.

“Anika and Taylor are a real inspiration because they do this fundraiser during their summer vacation. To put somebody’s needs ahead of their own pleasures is very worthy indeed. Besides raising money, they participate in the selection process. Kids providing grants for kids is a beautiful thing.” – Hawkeye

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