The Kentucky Adapted Physical Education (KAPE) program, operated by Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Exercise and Sports Science and the Telford Community YMCA of Richmond, was recently awarded $10,800 from the WHAS Crusade for Children for the current academic year.
Dr. Louisa Summers from the EKU Department of Exercise and Sport Science joined directors from the WHAS Crusade for Children, Dr. Greg Earwood and Dawn Lee, and twoWoodford Countyfirefighters at a check presentation ceremony.
WHAS Crusade for Children monies support aquatics and gymnasium equipment for the KAPE program. EKU students in physical education, fitness and wellness management, occupational science and elementary education work with the children to improve their motor skills.
The KAPE program serves 22 central Kentuckians ages 4-22 with disabilities. The program offers18 sessions per year, with participants spending 45 minutes in a pool and 45 minutes in a gymnasium at each session.
One hundred percent of each donation to the Crusade helps children with special needs. Since 1954, the Crusade has improved the lives of millions of children in Kentucky and Indiana.