Sponsor A Camper With Disabilities

$5,600 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 8 months
Support Children & Young Adults Attending Jimmy Vejar Summer Fun

Jimmy Vejar Summer Fun provides children with disabilities an opportunity to enjoy summer fun while learning to value and interact with each other. The program, based at Cerebral Palsy of Westchester’s David G. Osterer Center in Rye Brook, NY, runs for 6 weeks beginning July 3rd through August 11th. Operations hours are 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m., Monday through Friday. The program is open to children and young adults with disabilities between the ages 5 to 21. Children fully enjoy appropriate, modified activities and enriching summer experiences.

Participants take part in a variety of activities including:
• Swimming in the Therapeutic Outdoor Pool
• Building social skills through Team Sports
• Exploring creativity through Arts & Crafts
• Challenging imaginations through Plays & Skits
• Expressing themselves through Music and Dance
• Playing on the fully equipped playground
• Educational Nature Walks and Outdoor Adventures
• Exciting day trips to Splashdown, Bowling, etc.
• The fun-filled Carnival & Wacky designed days and weeks
• The annual Pool/Disco Party
• Festive Barbeques


“All of this could not happen without the dedicated and hardworking staff they are truly the best!” – JVSF Parent

“I have spent 8 summers with JVSF and each summer has been better than the last. This summer has been one of the best!” – JVSF Attendee

Please donate to support kids attending Summer Fun this year. It costs $6,000 per person and it’s so important to our families and participants who look forward to it each year. We’ll make every dollar count to create an experience our participants won’t forget. Every child should have the opportunity to have summer fun like their peers.


History
The Jimmy Vejar Summer Fun Program is dedicated to the memory of Jimmy Vejar, son of middleweight boxing contender Chico and his wife Caryl, who died at the age of three as a result of complications from cerebral palsy. Through a memorial event just after his death in 1962, the Jimmy Vejar Fund provided the foundation for the creation of the Summer Program. Since then, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester has held to the vision of providing an innovative program to allow children to participate in a variety of summer fun activities regardless of the level of their abilities.

About CPW
For over 65 years, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester has been the leading non-profit organization in Westchester County, providing essential services to children and adults with all developmental disabilities including autism, neurological impairments, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. It has always been our purpose to help people realize their goals, build brighter futures, and lead more independent lives as members of their community.

Our Mission
To advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

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This Friday August 11th is the last day of the Jimmy Vejar Summer Fun Program! We are only $400 away from meeting our $6,000 goal for this summer. Please help us reach our goal & thank you for your support!!
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Created May 30, 2017
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8 months ago
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DK
$250
David Kelson
8 months ago
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Happy to contribute to this great program!

JV
$50
Johanna Vennochi
8 months ago

Love you Jen

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