Keane Foundation Community Programs Winter
2015

The weather outside
may be frightful, but inside the sports center it's delightful!

 

 

KEANE FOUNDATION TO EXTEND PROGRAMS

The Mission of the Richard M. Keane Foundation is to support, sustain, and develop programs for the community that will offer sports, fitness, educational and recreational programs.
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. As we go into our 14th year, instead of reinventing the wheel and developing new programs in isolation, we have chosen to include the programs of other organizations in our efforts.

The Running Clubs in the 5 Elementary Schools this Spring was a wonderful example of this type of partnership..... working with the Schools, the Town, and with the Central CT Health District, 140 children learned about the lifelong sport of running.
Another recent recipient was the Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative (WEC) in providing materials on summer reading to families for whom English is a Second Language (ESL).

With a small amount of money to support other organizations whose Mission Statement mirrors ours and are not redundant, we will solicit applications from those organizations this spring (deadline is March 31, 2015). Organizations with eligible goals and who have a program that needs support should
PRINT OUT THE GRANT APPLICATION, or contact a Keane Foundation Board Member for more information.


Saturday Open Gym Basketball - Drop In!

The 9/11 Memorial Sports Center will be open for FREE pick-up games of Basketball on Saturdays for boys and girls from November 1, 2014 - April 18, 2015. The open gym days will be for “Pick-up” games of basketball only, not for team practice. Boys and girls are invited to play, however, supervisors will determine the division of play. Families are encouraged to drop in and enjoy a game together as well.

No basketball November 22nd or 28th, December 27, 2014. No basketball January 3, February 14, March 28 or April 4. This schedule is subject to change. Cancellations will be posted on the Northeast door when possible.

The program is Free, however, all participants must have a signed permission slip when dropped off, children without the permission slip will not be permitted to play. All children must be picked up at the time that their age group finishes play. Registration is preferred, but not required, No Fee. See the Wethersfield Parks and Recreation website for More Info and Sign Up Instructions