Annual Lake Murray special needs ski event scheduled for June 22
The 17th annual event will be held on Friday, June 22. Special needs children over the age of six and adults are welcome. Families and siblings are also welcome.
The signature event of Limitless Sports takes a host of volunteers to ensure the success and safety of all participants. All of them agree that no reward compares to a thumbs-up and big smile after a great ride on the lake from a child who has just begun to see their limitless potential.
Limitless Sports was founded in 1998 to give children with special needs the opportunity to participate in sports that otherwise would be denied to them. “The key is adaptation” according to Dr. Fred C. Piehl of Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, who has developed programs with modified sports equipment that allows these children to participate in activities such as a wheelchair basketball league, sailing lessons, and a the organization’s annual ski clinic. Led by Dr. Piehl, the Pediatric Team at Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery is known for its exceptional care.
They believe that a thriving community is made of healthy, happy children, and therefore their commitment to children goes way beyond the exam room. For them, healing what is physically broken is not enough. Their ultimate goal is to empower every child to reach their full potential. All children, even those with special needs, deserve the opportunity to make the impossible possible.
The Ski event will be held from 9 a.m. until after lunch at the Woodmen of the World. 2000 Johnson Marina Road; Chapin. Lunch (with ice cream dessert) will be provided.
For more information visit the online page at http://pediatrics.midlandsortho.com/web/community-outreach-2
To sign up to participate or volunteer, call Laurie Peterson at 803/933-6118.