Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship
The Davignon Charitable Fund awarded general operating support to Camelot in the Fall of 2012. This unique therapeutic riding program is dedicated to assisting persons with disabilities to attain their goals through horsemanship. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through programs that promote independence and develop self-esteem. Camelot was founded in 1983, it serves 20 to 30 riders per week and has never charged for a lesson.
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
In 2012, we awarded funds to expand and maintain the high ropes course program at BOEC. For over 35 years the BOEC has been making outdoor experiences and adventures accessible to persons with physical and developmental disabilities, persons suffering from life threatening disorders as well at risk youth from across the country. Funds from the Davignon Charitable Fund provided the equipment needed to offer more challenges to more participants in the high ropes courses.
Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit)
The funds provided transportation services students with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities to attend after school sports and recreation programs at SpoFit. These funds address a specific need in the Phoenix school district that has had to cut back on adaptive physical education programs due to budget constraints. SpoFit is a full service adaptive recreation center located in central Phoenix, dedicated to providing sports and recreation opportunities to persons with disabilities in the community.
Freedom Service Dogs of America
In 2012, the Davignon Charitable Fund provided financial support to the Kennel Sponsorship Program that helps cover the costs of vaccinations and medical care, food, shelter, grooming, and basic training for the dogs. Freedom Service Dogs is one of the only organizations in the USA to rescue dogs from shelters and provide them to clients at no cost.
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Colorado Sports for the Physically Challenged
Funds were awarded to Colorado Sports for the Physically Challenged to underwrite skiing lessons for a number of physically disabled children from Denver at the National Sports Center for the Disabled.