In 2001, Tracey Fontenot and Kacey Wernli were practicing pediatric physical therapists who saw a need. The children with special needs that they served needed more exercise. They needed motivation. They needed camaraderie. They needed the joy that comes from being part of a team. Together, Kacey and Tracey founded Kinetic Kids with just one t-ball team of 12 children. Then word got out, and the requests followed. This year, they will offer 234 sports and recreation programs to more than 2,800 children with special needs.
To enrich the lives of children with special needs and their families through sports, fine arts and educational programs to foster the development of courage, confidence, fitness, pride, joy and community.
To be recognized as a leader and the premier for adaptive sports, fine arts and educational programming, serving children with intellectual and physical challenges, in our community and beyond, so that all children can achieve new possibilities previously unimaginable
Hootenanny is Kinetic Kid’s biggest fundraiser of the year, providing almost one-quarter of their operating budget. Their success would not be possible without your generosity, so get ready to kick up your heels!
When: September 30, 2022
Where: Mays Family Center at the Witte
Become a Volunteer
Kinetic Kids’ programs succeed due to tremendous volunteer support! Providing one-on-one volunteer placement at programs so Kinetic Kids can safely and successfully participate in age-appropriate recreational and sports activities like their typically developing peers. Volunteer with and help a child experience the joys of childhood as they strive to achieve their highest potential in a challenging new sport or activity.