A friend asked me to help her spread the word about a benefit she’s organizing for the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program‘s (BORP) sports program for youths ages 5-19. Her daughter competes on one of the BORP wheelchair basketball teams, and loves it:
This organization is amazing. It provides the physically-challenged an opportunity to compete in sports. It lets them know what it is like to be part of a team. The kids have amazing stories. From cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida and spinal cord injuries. You do not have to be wheelchair-bound, just not able to compete with typically-developed kids. I never thought I would be a soccer mom but boy am I.
The benefit will take place Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m., at the SFCC Clubhouse — 414 Mason St. 5th floor, San Francisco. Advance tickets are $25. For more information, and to purchase tickets, download the flyer (PDF).