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SkateMD to host skateboard clinic for children with special needs

By Staff | Apr 27, 2017

AHAINA – On Sunday, April 30, in partnership with the County of Maui, SkateMD will host children ages 5-17 with special needs for a free one-on-one skateboard clinic and experience at Lahaina Skate Park.

SkateMD is a Northern California-based nonprofit with a mission to heal hearts by spreading kindness and skateboarding to special populations of children facing developmental, physical, emotional or family challenges. The one-on-one skateboard clinics are designed to empower children who have physical and developmental disabilities with fun, exercise and positive interactions.

There will be adequate support for children, including one-on-one mentors who skateboard as well as volunteers who work with children with special needs, like licensed physical therapists.

The event will be free to participants and includes snacks and drinks, skateboard equipment and surprises in store. Registration is now open; parents of eligible children must e-mail skatemd.healinghearts@gmail.com with the child’s name, age and disability. SkateMD will respond to parents with registration instructions and the link to complete enrollment and secure a spot.

SkateMD seeks local skateboarders and community members for volunteer roles. Visit www.skatemdhh.com for more information.