We are so excited to announce our new community partnership with AquAbility and Pi Kappa Phi. Through Pi Kappa Phi’s great philanthropy, The Ability Experience, their mission is to use shared experiences to support people with disabilities and develop the men of Pi Kappa Phi into servant leaders. With their love of helping others and our mission of developing independence and ability, enhancing health and fitness, increasing self-esteem, and improving quality of life for children, adults and veterans with disabilities, we see a very bright future for both of our organizations.
Come check out a new local restaurant and help support AquAbility!
Located on 8th street across from Bittercreek, the new restaurant Eureka! will be donating 20% of your bill (not counting alcohol sales) to AquAbility. This offer lasts the entire day of Wednesday, November 16th, and all you have to do is mention the event to your server (or print out and show them a copy of this flyer) and they’ll take care of the rest. This is a great opportunity to check out a delicious new restaurant and help support our program at no extra cost to you. Hope to see you there!
Designed to recognize a person, family or organization who could use a helping hand, this program brings attention to noteworthy causes and also provides them with cash donations. To date, the program has given $45,000 and counting to deserving causes.
For more information on the recognition of Karen Morrison and AquAbility, please click the link to KBOI’s news story and video.
AquAbility was thrilled to provide two fun-filled swim days for the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind’s Adventure Club at Zenergy Health Club in Ketchum on March 11-12, 2016. Thanks to Zenergy for providing the pool space, and to AquAbility staff, participants, and volunteers who gave their time to help this group of 15 children have a super time on their Adventure Club swim and ski weekend trip!
AquAbility welcomes new Board Member, Greg Sutton. AquAbility is thrilled to introduce our new Board Member, Greg Sutton. Greg has been previously affiliated with multiple non-profits within our community, as well as having worked for various for-profit corporations. In the past, Greg worked at the Treasure Valley YMCA (Health and Fitness Director), at Warm Springs Counseling Center (staff counselor), and for El-Ada Community Action Agency (Housing Programs Manager). Greg has previously volunteered at the St Luke’s MISTY Program, the Idaho Medium Security Prison, and the Idaho Homeless Coalition. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice, and continues to serve on several non-profit committees within the Boise area. Greg has a son who participates in AquAbility.
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AquAbility Director Karen Morrison was selected to be the aquatics clinician for the National Ability Center’s Project DPTP in Chang Mai and Nong Kai, Thailand. The goal of the project, Developing Potential and Transforming Perceptions, is to establish sustainable sports programs for youth with physical and developmental disabilities in Thailand.
Morrison was one of 12 trainers and assistant trainers who participated in the first half of the US-Thailand exchange in February. The group conducted two six-day training programs for 150 coaches and 200 youth with disabilities in the adaptive sports of wheelchair basketball, aquatics, table tennis, field games, sitting volleyball and archery.
Morrison’s nonprofit, AquAbility, was founded in 2010 and is based in Boise. The organization offers year-round therapeutic aquatic programs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities in Boise and Ketchum and at The Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind in Gooding.Share this: Email Print Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Google +1
The Swim Clinic given by AquAbility Honorary Board Member Dara Torres at Boise State University was a fantastic event. Dara gave a lively talk covering her life as a swimmer through her Olympic experiences, interspersed with training methods, tips for overcoming anxiety in competition, nutrition, and dry land training. Following her talk, Dara coached the participants in the pool, working on specific drills for maximizing efficiency with body position, and pulling and kicking techniques. Clinic participants all found the clinic beneficial and fun. After the clinic, Dara joined with AquAbility participants for a photo opportunity.
Thank you, Dara, for helping raise money for AquAbility Programs!