Achilles International makes it possible for people of any age and any disability to participate in mainstream sports.
Their mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.
Achilles International works with the Departments of Education and are part of an “Adaptive Physical Education Program” in over 180 public schools around the U.S.
Within this program children with disabilities who are members of the Achilles Kids Program run, walk or “roll” (in wheelchairs) throughout the school year and aim to complete a marathon distance (26.2 miles.)
*It’s called a “virtual marathon” – but there’s nothing virtual about it…they really go the distance!
The focus of the campaign is to provide funds for the Achilles Kids Program. The goal is $150,000 and ends on October 21.