While on a roadtrip the LILI crew was told about the Keg Steakhouse 40th anniversary Thanks A Million Campaign where the keg would be awarding grants to organizations dedicated to building and bettering communities across Canada.
We applied and following a month of daily online voting by our dedicated supporters we have been awarded a grant of $25 000!!!
Funds received from the Keg Steakhouse will be used to host “Freewheel Whistler” Live It! Love It!’s first Adaptive Adventure Camp from August 25th-28th for twenty young wheelchair users who have sustained spinal cord injuries in the past five years.
In cooperation with the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program, the camp will be complete with a line up of adventure activities, bonfire, cook outs, presentations from experienced adaptive adventurers and Para-athletes and more. “We were inspired and motivated by the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and all of their amazing programming and resources and wanted build on the options for people with disabilities to live active lives and get outside. Now we are working together to make it happen”.
The camp will be fully subsidized by LiLi. “Life changing injuries come with a lot of costs beyond just the physical ones. Someone who sustains a spinal cord injury suddenly has to spend money on expensive medical equipment, medications, care support and making their homes, vehicles and lives accessible. Stress about financing basic necessities often takes over and sporting equipment and adventure is put on the backburner as it is just too expensive. We believe that the benefits of getting outside and experiencing life are just as important and want this camp to be a stress free and exciting opportunity for the campers”.
At Live It! Love It! we believe that creativity, determination, planning and the right support network is all it takes and any adventure is possible. “We want people to dream big and believe in the possibility of the expeditions they’ve only imagined”.
Stay tuned for more info on Freewheel Whistler!