On June 10th this year, we (Al and Lindsay) are getting married! Like any couple who has lived together for a few years, we have everything we need already, and in actual fact we already have pretty much two or three of everything! We tried to use this as an excuse to wriggle out of a traditional wedding registry, but friends being friends - insisted that we must do something!
So we've opted to have our registry be a simple fundraiser. Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association (ASRA) are a San Diego charity that offer fun sports programs to kids and adults with physical disabilities - so that they too can play basketball, ice hockey, soccer, and so much more, just like most of their able-bodied friends are able to do.
For over ten years, Allison has been an ASRA coach and has helped so many young kids develop not just the physical sports skills, but also crucial social skills and much needed self-confidence. Many of these young kids go on to develop real passions for the sports they take part in, and some of them have now moved beyond the youth programs and joined in some of the adult leagues that ASRA also helps support.
We would like nothing more than to be able to inject a little bit more into the program. These kids could benefit so much more than we ever could. There's always a need for new sports equipment, sports wheelchairs, trophies, medals, etc - in addition to team trips, tournaments and renting of gym space. We'd love to put our wedding winnings/gifts towards this, and Allison knows exactly where it needs to go. It definitely will not go towards Lindsay's running shoe collection or homebrew expansion project (promise!).
We hope you can appreciate this good cause and will think about donating too! Just a little goes a very long way.
For more details on ASRA: http://www.adaptivesportsandrec.org/
Amazon Smile link (a % of your shopping cart amount always goes to ASRA whenever you use the Smile link): https://smile.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&ein=04-3842913&ref_=smi_chpf_redirect&ref_=smi_ext_ch_04-3842913_cl&ref_=smi_ext_ch_04-3842913_dl
Thank you! Now back to the wedding planning :)
- Christina Trout
- Tanya Gallagher
- Lesley Murray
- Joel & Anne Simpson
- Christopher Orr