Only one professional golfer will top the leaderboard at The Honda Classic. However, children at The Arc of Palm Beach County will feel like champions thanks to a $10,000 grant from The Honda Classic Cares.
The grant will allow The Arc to provide life-changing equipment, including adaptive chairs and standers for students at the Potentials School. These will allow children who spend most of their time in wheelchairs to be positioned differently so they can use and strengthen more muscles in their bodies. Additionally, the $10,000 will help The Arc purchase interactive technology that adapts to accommodate each client’s needs.
“This grant translates into a greater sense of normalcy for our clients,” said Kimberly McCarten, president and CEO of The Arc of Palm Beach County. “When you spend a lot of time feeling different, adjustments that can help you feel like you fit in are huge. We are excited to see self-confidence skyrocket and an increase in acceptance.”
The public can help provide new equipment for The Arc, while having some fun, by taking part in the Birdies for Children program conducted by The Honda Classic. For a $20 donation, from now until the end of February 2019, you can guess the total number of birdies that will be made during the 2019 Honda Classic tournament. The person who guesses the correct number will win a brand-new 2019 Honda vehicle. The Honda Classic donates 100% of the funds back to The Arc, along with a 10% matching bonus. So take a swing at guessing the number of birdies and score one for The Arc.
About The Arc of Palm Beach County
The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through services, education, and advocacy since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm Beach County that reach more than 2,800 families each year.
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