Kentucky Adapted Physical Education (KAPE) Program Receives Funding from WHAS Crusade for Children

Kentucky Adapted Physical Education (KAPE) Program Receives Funding from WHAS Crusade for Children

By Louisa Summers, August 24, 2016

Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Adapted Physical Education program (KAPE), run by the Department of Exercise and Sports Science, and the Telford Community YMCA was awarded $10,800 from the WHAS Crusade for Children for the academic year. Directors from the WHAS Crusade for Children, Dr. Greg Earwood, Dawn Lee, Dr. Louisa Summers (Department of Exercise and Sport Science), and two firefighters from Woodford County were present for the check dedication ceremony.

The WHAS crusade for children monies support instructional support aquatics equipment and gymnasium equipment for the children. EKU students in physical education, fitness and wellness management, occupational science, and elementary education all work with the children to improve their instructional skills.

About KAPE: This adapted program serves 22 youth aged 4-22 with disabilities from Central Kentucky. This program is offered 18 sessions per year, whereby youth spend 45 minutes in the pool and 45 minutes in the gymnasium.

 

About the WHAS Crusade for Children:100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs. Through the Crusade we’ve changed the lives of millions of children in Kentucky and Indiana since 1954. Right now the Crusade is funding 1 in 3 children who need the Crusade.

For more information about the Kentucky Adapted Physical Education program (KAPE) please contact, Dr. Louisa Summers at louisa.summers@eku.eduor 859-622-1891. For information about donating to the WHAS Crusade for Children please go to: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/wcfc/.

Contact Information

Louisa Summers, PhD
louis.edua.summers@eku
859 622 1891

Published on August 24, 2016

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