4 Star Tennis Academy is the proud lead sponsor for the Tennis portion of the K.E.E.N Golf and Tennis Classic scheduled for April 21st, 2003. This is a fundraising event for the KEEN Foundation, Inc.
The Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that provides free one-on-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. At each KEEN session, a participating Athlete is paired with a volunteer Coach for a variety of age-appropriate recreational activities. Founded in 1992, KEEN is modeled on an innovative program developed in England.
With the help of volunteers from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia, KEEN has served more than 300 children and young adults. KEEN athletes have disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation and various Developmental Disabilities. Unlike other recreation programs for individuals with disabilities, KEEN provides an open, unstructured environment for people with any type of disability, including those with significant needs. For some of the children and young adults who are unable to participate in other programs, KEEN may be their only recreational activity.
ANNUAL KEEN GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC
The 10th Annual KEEN Golf & Tennis Classic will take place on Monday, April 21, 2003 (Easter Monday), at Indian Spring Country Club in Silver Spring, Md. This year, for the first time, the event will feature a tennis tournament. In addition to the exciting competition, the event includes breakfast, lunch, and an awards banquet dinner. Participants will also have the opportunity to bid on items, services, and trips in a silent and live auction.
For more information on the Golf and Tennis Classic or on KEEN, please visit the KEEN website at www.keenusa.org.