KBF Spring Active Fund is Open
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kelly Brush Foundation Accepting Spring 2020 Active Fund Applications
Deadline for grant applications is March 31, 2020
BURLINGTON, VT (Feb 4, 2020) – The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is accepting applications for Spring 2020 Active Fund adaptive sports equipment grants until March 31. The Active Fund helps people with spinal cord injuries purchase the highly specialized adaptive sports equipment they need to participate in sports and outdoor recreation. The KBF believes that the transformative physical and mental health benefits of an active lifestyle should be available to everyone.
To date the Kelly Brush Foundation has awarded over 930 adaptive sports equipment grants to people who are paralyzed, spanning 48 states. The average grant size in 2019 was $3,500 per person. The most commonly requested pieces of equipment are handcycles (both road and offroad), basketball chairs, monoskis, all-terrain chairs, racing chairs, rugby chairs, tennis chairs, and WCMX chairs.
“We encourage anyone who has a spinal cord injury to do whatever it takes to get active again”, said founder Kelly Brush. “The Kelly Brush Foundation is here to help remove the financial barriers that prevent people from purchasing adaptive sports equipment. This equipment is really expensive, starting at a few thousand dollars for an entry level basketball chair. We want people who are paralyzed to have the opportunity to play sports and get outside just like everybody else.”
Anyone living in the United States with a spinal cord injury is eligible to apply for an Active Fund grant. The full guidelines and online application can be found at: https://kellybrushfoundation.org/theactivefund/
Whitney Coombs, Kelly Brush Foundation, 802-846-5298
About Kelly Brush Foundation
The Kelly Brush Foundation is a dynamic and growing Burlington, Vermont-based non-profit helping people with spinal cord injuries to find community, health, and wellness through adaptive sports. The Kelly Brush Foundation was founded in 2006 by Kelly and her family after Kelly sustained a spinal cord injury while racing in an NCAA alpine ski race. To date the Kelly Brush Foundation has awarded over 930 adaptive equipment grants to people in 48 states.