We are excited to announce this year’s Life Is Good 5k and inaugural Fun Run! Our goal this year is to build an adaptive playground for the children of Francis and Kamas. Suggested to us by a local boy, Ethan Clegg, who was born with cerebral palsy, this playground will enable children of all abilities to grow and play together.
Isolation is a big problem in the disabled community; children with disabilities spend a great deal of their free time alone or away from other children, often staring at computer or televisions indoors. As a result, they do not receive positive feedback needed from peers during play. Adaptive playgrounds foster friendships and teach children to find their similarities rather than what makes them different.
The playground will not only enable children with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors, they will be able to build the social skills they would normally not have access to. This space will also provide a place for caretakers to connect and find support from other adults.
Our race is adaptive equipment accessible as well as kid and stroller friendly.