The Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) Character trait of the month for July is Generosity.
It takes a village to raise an athlete. In the case of ParaSport Spokane as a very small, volunteer run organization the generosity of others makes a significant contribution to what we do.
In what way?
-Our volunteer coaches have donated over 3,000 hours since August 2013
-Over 60 student volunteers from Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University and many local schools have been great role models and the foundation for running our wheelchair basketball, strength & conditioning and track & field programs
-100% of funds raised through our car washes, coffee sales and special events directly impact the lives of our members to provide equipment, access to competition, gym space etc.
-Over 760 people like our FaceBook Page and are spreading the word about the cool things we do and the amazing athletes that we have.
Why does this matter?
-We are the only program in the region to provide comprehensive, ongoing sport and recreation services for persons with physical disabilities
-This is the only opportunity for a person with physical disability who is of school age to represent Spokane at the regional, national and international level in Paralympic Sport
-We provide essential sport and life skills based on character building and integrity
-We provide positive role models for children and adults with physical disabilities in the region
-Our program outreach is connecting with, and providing mentorship to athletes, families and programs all across the country to get more people involved and provide more opportunities
Our Impact is Significant!
Generosity is the currency of ParaSport Spokane, we believe in “Playing it forward” to provide more and more opportunities and are very thankful for the generous support that has been provided by the community thus far. Join us as we grow together and make Spokane a better place for persons with physical disabilities.