Keane Foundation Community Programs Winter
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 Free Open Gym - Drop In!
The Keane Foundation with the support of the Parks and Recreation Department proudly offers FREE Open Gym at the Pitkin Community Center 9/11 Memorial Sports Complex on Saturdays through April 18th.
Come join recreation staff members for a fun filled day of games, sports and more!
Have some FUN!
Basketball, Dodgeball, Kickball, Wiffleball, Hockey and more...
January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21; April 11, 18
10:30am - 12:00pm Grades K - 3
12:30pm - 2:00pm Grades 4 - 6
2:00pm - 3:30pm Middle School
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
Keane Foundation Kid’s Vacation Day Program
April 1, 2015
The Keane Foundation will host KIDS VACATION GYM DAY on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street, Wethersfield.
KIDS VACATION GYM DAY is a safe, fun destination for kids. Toddlers enjoy games, music and parachute play. Older school aged children love kickball, dodge ball and basketball pick-up games. Rainbow Loom bracelets, beading, board games
One of the most popular events in the past for the Keane Foundation has been the Vacation Kids Days, with well over 150 kids signed up for one day of school vacations. Each day starts with toddler’s organized games under the supervision of trained teachers, like tunnel games or parachute games. 4-7 Year olds move on to Freeze Tag, Kick Ball and Basketball, and 8 and older kids got to use the computer room, Dodge Ball, Street Hockey and of course Basketball.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so register early!
Fee is $1.00 per child, additional donations welcome! Call to enroll your child (860-721- 2950) and bring the registration form that comes home in backpacks with your child that day.
For more information See the Rec Department Brochure .
- Ages 2-4
- Ages 5 - 7
- Ages 8 - 12
9:00 am. - 10:00 am. : Parent & Toddler (Max 30)
(2-4 year olds)
Enjoy pop up tents, tunnels to explore, riding and push toys, and try
other fun toddler activities with your child.
10:30 am. – Noon: 5 to 7 year olds (Max 60)
Drop your child off for some free play and organized games like Kick Ball, Basketball, Freeze Tag and other fun games!
1:00pm. - 3:00 pm. : 8 to 12 year olds. (Max 60)
Drop your child off for Basketball, Dodge Ball, try Boxing and other games in the gym. Also, the Computer Room will be open for Computer fun.
Running Club Spring 2015
Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Keane Foundation Running Club will return to all 5 Wethersfield Elementary Schools for children in Grades 3-6 starting the week of April 27.
The program teaches children how to develop their endurance, set goals, and promote self-esteem. Last year children of all running abilities progressed from their current level to completing a 5K (3.1 miles).
This wonderful program was a complete ‘hit’ in 2014. With Running Club participants and their friends and families, there were over 650 registered runners in this year’s 5K...a new record!
Almost 200 children were registered active Running Club members in the Keane Foundation 5K. A large number of Running Club Members also successfully competed in fall 2014 at the Mikey’s Place 5 K on October 18th.
What’s happening at the After School Program?
After School Programs are held Monday and Tuesdays for grades 3-6, with transportation from the 5 Elementary Schools provided.
Children are encouraged to complete their homework with the supervision of teachers, then enjoy Gym activities, computers, crafts or board games and enrichment activities until pickup time at 5:30. Try new things, meet new friends, and just have fun! Children may participate in one day or both.
Parents and children have loved this program and have given high marks in evaluations, with comments from parents like “My son just absolutely loves your program. Thank you for everything!” And from the kids: “Keane on Kids Rocks!,” “I love Kickball,” and “Campardy is awesome!”
Registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early!
This past fall children participated in Campardy (like Jeopardy, including stage and buzzers to signal that they have the answer); CT Science Center programs; and Zumba exercise classes. Even more interesting enrichment activities are planned for this spring !
Registration forms are available online see the Wethersfield Rec. Dep. Brochure for:
More Info and Sign Up Instructions