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The Good Side: Adaptive Sports Help Kids Soar

GRAY TV

January 24, 2024

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - This week on “The Good Side” Debra Alfarone looks at adaptive sports. She introduces viewers to So Kids SOAR, a nonprofit helping empower youth with physical and developmental disabilities to “strive, own, achieve and realize their potential”. Debra gets out on the ice with families, hockey pros, and volunteers for a fun-filled day of skating and games.

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'So Kids SOAR' opening a door for youth with disabilities in DC

WJLA

November 27, 2023

The rise in youth crime has shown us that young people need more of our attention. That also includes kids with disabilities. They need support and an outlet. Glenda Fu Smith, the Executive Director of So Kids SOAR, spoke to 7News about the differences they are trying to make.

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Washington Capitals players skate with around 50 children for event

WUSA9

November 21, 2023

Dowd's Crowd and Lindy's Lineup teamed up to host So Kids SOAR Adaptive Skate.

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Dowd, Lindgren combine for adaptive hockey experience for local youths

NHL.com

November 20, 2023

Capitals teammates join together to create 'core memory' skating opportunity for children from So Kids SOAR program.

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Lindgren, Dowd player programs host skate for kids with special needs

Monumental Sports Network

November 20, 2023

Nic Dowd and Charlie Lindgren and their wives hosted an adaptive skate Monday for kids with physical and developmental disabilities.

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Charlie and Mikkayla Lindgren Launch Lindy’s Lineup

NHL.com

November 10, 2023

Player Program provides opportunities in adaptive sports for local youth

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Charlie Lindgren and wife Mikkayla announce Lindy’s Lineup, an adaptive youth sports program

Russian Machine Never Breaks

November 10, 2023

Washington Capitals backup goaltender Charlie Lindgren and his wife Mikkayla announced on Friday that they’ve started a program called Lindy’s Lineup. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities in adaptive sports for local youth and children enrolled in special education classrooms.

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So Kids SOAR on Communities D.C. an iHeartRadio Podcast

iHeartRadio

July 23, 2023

Host Dennis Glasgow speaks with the Executive Director, Glenda Smith from 'So Kids SOAR' about all their latest summer programs, how to get involved, volunteer and donate.

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So Kids SOAR HONORED AT 2023 MLS All Star Hometown Heroes Showcase

News-Daily

July 18, 2023

Glenda Fu Smith during the Hometown Heroes Showcase ahead of the 2023 MLS All Star Game at InterContinental The Willard. Mandatory Photo Credit: Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports

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So Kids SOAR HONORED AS MLS UNVEILS 2023 ALL-STAR HOMETOWN HEROES 

MLS

June 27, 2023

This honor recognizes the work of impactful organizations and leaders who are making positive change in the communities of the District of Columbia and that embody D.C. United’s community values of empowerment, opportunity and service.

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CELEBRITY GOLFERS PUTT FOR A PURPOSE AT THE EAPEN OPEN

WUSA9

June 1, 2023

Local charity golf tournament featuring former professional NFL players including Clinton Portis to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and So Kids SOAR.

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So Kids SOAR BASKETBALL CLINIC ON GREAT DAY WASHINGTON

WUSA9

JANUARY 4, 2023

So Kids SOAR's Basketball Clinic with the Washington Mystics feature on Great Day Washington with Executive Director, Glenda Fu Smith, Washington Mystics star, Myisha Hines Allen, and Programs Coordinator, Kierra Johnson.

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DC NONPROFIT HELPS KIDS WITH DISABILITIES SOAR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

WTOP

November 26, 2022

Check out this feature on WTOP explaining our transition from Dreams for Kids DC to So Kids SOAR and our annual Giving Tuesday campaign.

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So Kids SOAR Feature on Community DC Podcast

iHEARTRADIO DC

NOVEMBER 4, 2022

Our So Kids SOAR Executive Director, Glenda Smith, was interviewed on iHeartRadio DC's Community DC radio show and podcast about the evolution to So Kids SOAR and continuation of our mission.

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DREAMS FOR KIDS DC PROM ON ABC7

WJLA

JUNE 12, 2021

Thank you to ABC7 News for covering our 2021 prom. Check out how we made this day fun and safe for our participants, with DFKDC parent Lajuanda Myers-Brewer providing an interview about the day!

News Coverage of Virtual Events on Fox 5 DC

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CREATING PARTICULAR CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

FOX5 DC

NOVEMEBER 20, 2020

Dreams for Kids DC, an organization that provides free programs for people with special needs, helps Varghese push through these difficult times. 

Executive Director Glenda Smith said what families are struggling with the most is isolation and not being able to directly interact with teachers and friends. 

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DREAMS FOR KIDS DC GOES VIRTUAL

FOX5 DC

APRIL 24, 2020

A local nonprofit that works with kids and young adults who have special needs has gone virtual!

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EMPOWERING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES FOR THE FUTURE

ABC 7 - WJLA

MARCH 11, 2020

Dreams For Kids DC will collaborate with The Peruvian Brothers in hosting its second annual Cooking Clinic for youth with physical and developmental disabilities. In addition, the event will offer one on one volunteers to assist the children while they enjoy various outdoor activities.

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