Touchdown! MAXIMUS Foundation supports event with Dreams for Kids DC
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MAXIMUS employees and summer interns join professional football players, Alfred Morris and Curtis Harmon, for the DFKDC event at American University.
On May 30, 2015, Dreams for Kids DC (DFKDC) hosted their fifth adaptive football clinic at American University in Washington, D.C. The event brought together Washington Redskins players, children with developmental and physical disabilities, their families and a number of volunteers. Alfred Morris, Nick Sundberg, Tress Way, Kai Forbath, Will Compton and Shawn Lauvao of the Redskins joined full-back Curtis Harmon to instruct and coach the children, empowering them to achieve their dreams on the field. The professional players ran drills, hosted pep talks, and ate lunch with the children.
In addition to helping fund the event, MAXIMUS invited employees and interns to volunteer their time and assist with the event. Each volunteer was paired with one child and guided them through the day’s activities, providing a sense of camaraderie and mentorship by playing alongside the children and cheering them on throughout the day.
DFKDC is the first expanded branch of Dreams for Kids Inc., an organization that facilitates inspirational opportunities for at-risk youth to fearlessly pursue their dreams and compassionately change the world through service, leadership and social activities. DFKDC provides tangible opportunities to empower children with physical and developmental disabilities through life-changing activities. By being together with their peers, these children can realize their individual and collective potential. The MAXIMUS Foundation is proud to partner with DFKDC, providing meaningful and impactful programs that serve disadvantaged youth in order to develop and empower themselves as individuals.