Welcome To The New Keane Foundation Website
The Richard M. Keane Foundation was established to create a 9/11 Memorial Sports Center in the Wethersfield community. Richard Keane and two other Wethersfield men died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. A Sports Center in their memory is a positive and wonderful way to commemorate life’s happy events, as well as to remember lives lost.
The purpose of the Foundation in collaboration with the Town of Wethersfield, is to provide a safe and fun environment in which youth can come together to participate in athletic, academic, and social programs with the support and guidance of caring adults.
NEW! Keane On Kids After School Enrichment Programs
After much collaboration and hard work, the newly developed Keane on Kids After School Enrichment Program will launch this fall, working in partnership with Richard M. Keane Foundation, Wethersfield Parks and Recreation, the Wethersfield Schools Parent Council, the individual Elementary School PTO's, and the Wethersfield Public Schools. Keane on Kids After School Enrichment Program’s vision is to consistently provide a variety of After School Enrichment programs at all Wethersfield Elementary Schools in a safe and fun environment in which children can participate in athletic, academic, and social programs with the support and guidance of caring adults.
Children at all Wethersfield Elementary Schools are welcome to participate. Registration for each activity is through the Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department. Online registration for all programs is available at wethersfieldct.gov/recreation. Those who are preregistered in the Keane on Kids After School Enrichment program can enjoy a chosen activity for an hour after dismissal time. Children may sign up for one day or multiple days (depending upon program availability at each individual school).
The Keane on Kids After School Enrichment Director, Caroline Fazzina, has designed programs with suggestions from parents and school administration in mind, while also providing a wide variety of programs for students with different interests. Programs will vary seasonally at each school. In addition there will be a Site Coordinator at each school who will greet the children at the end of the school day, ensure that the after school program runs smoothly, and monitor safe dismissal at the end of the program.
Keane Foundation To Extend Programs
Keane Foundation To Offer Grants To Community Organizations
The Keane Foundation has been blessed with the support of the community in all of our fund raising efforts, and with assistance of the Town of Wethersfield and the State of Connecticut as well.
Keane Foundation Running Clubs
The Keane Foundation has worked with the Wethersfield Park and Recreation Department, the Wethersfield Elementary Schools and the Central Connecticut Health District to a create a Running Club in each of the five elementary schools.
The students met one day a week after school for six weeks leading up to the Keane Foundation 5K in June.