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March Madness Service Event

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March Madness is coming to the state of Indiana. The Central District INAPTA is pleased to announce unique opportunity to share your skills and talents with children of all abilities.

This 4 week program provides PT’s and PTA’s throughout Central Indiana an opportunity to make a great impact in a short amount of time.

The Joseph Maley Foundation Adaptive Athletic program, pairs athletes of all ages and abilities with volunteers to promote a truly adaptive, inclusive, and customizable program that meets the needs of all athletes. The Central District INAPTA has committed to assisting in providing skilled volunteer for the upcoming Basketball Clinic and seek your help in providing representatives from the PT field to participate or volunteer with this valuable program.

The upcoming Basketball clinic offers a therapy focused, fun and fulfilling opportunity to give back to the community! What better way to celebrate March Madness in Indiana!

Volunteer Opportunity:

Locations:

  • St. Christopher Catholic School Gym
  • St. Luke Catholic School Gym

Times:

  • St. Chris: 3 pm-4 pm
  • St. Luke: 4 pm-5 pm

Dates: Sundays

  • March 19th
  • March 26th
  • April 2nd
  • April 9th

Training:

  • March 16th, 6:00-7:00 PM (required)
  • Located at The Joseph Maley Enrichment Center
    7128 Lakeview Parkway West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Register Online:

https://goo.gl/forms/LwMBy7AefGfVT62t1

Questions:

Cory Hernandez at 317.525.4438 or coryh@josephmaley.org

Joseph Maley Foundation encourages volunteers to consider committing to each of the 4 weeks, but understands that we all have busy schedules and welcome those that can only help out with one or two dates. You can even sign up to be a substitute – if they are short on volunteers, you could be on their backup list!

About the Joseph Maley Foundation:

Joseph Maley was a young man who accepted all without judgment. Born with physical and cognitive disabilities, and never having the ability to speak, he nonetheless touched others with his resilience, spirit, smile, and hugs. Joseph planted the seeds of acceptance in the individuals he encountered.

Joseph passed away at age 18 from leukemia, but his legacy lives on through the Joseph Maley Foundation, started in 2008 by his parents—John and Vivian—and brothers—Tony, Dominic, Frank, and Gino. Established with the mission of serving children of all abilities, the Foundation inspires individuals to accept and serve others. The JMF encompasses seven programs that serve the whole child and those who directly affect the child, including parents, siblings, friends, educators, health professionals, and community leaders.

JMF programs impart:

  • Disability awareness to schools and organizations;
  • Mental, physical, and emotional health understanding to children;
  • IEP and special education advocacy to connect families and educators;
  • Sibling workshops which provide an environment to discuss shared experiences;
  • Adaptive and inclusive athletics to all children;
  • Service-learning opportunities for individuals within their community;
  • Acceptance of all through puppets in a relaxed environment for conversation;
  • Comfort to parents navigating infant loss.

Joseph’s spirit is manifested in each program.  His legacy and this Foundation empower children to know they can have a positive impact in the world.  JMF continues to plant seeds and grow miracles in the children and families who participate in our programs.

Please click here for more information on the Joseph Maley Foundation.

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