The Vibe: A Fundraiser for Kentwood Parks & Recreation

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The Vibe: A Fundraiser for Kentwood Parks & Recreation

Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:30pm-9:30pm
Kentwood Library (4950 Breton SE)
What is The Vibe?
It's our fifth annual celebration and fundraiser to further enhance Kentwood’s adaptive recreation programs. This year's event will be held at the Kentwood Library Courtyard at 4950 Breton SE. The fun-filled backyard party will include cocktails, dinner, music, silent auction, adaptive equipment displays, and yard games.  Entertainment by Main Street Dueling Pianos. Guests are invited to dress casual for the event.

Kentwood Adaptive Water Ski Program
The City of Kentwood is the only municipality in the state of Michigan to offer an Adaptive Water Ski program. This program empowers over 100 children and adults throughout Michigan with a variety of physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. These individuals get to experience freedom and mobility in the water.

A critical component of our Adaptive Water Ski program is the use of two jet skis. These watercraft trail the skier on either side and have a “jumper” riding side saddle on the back, ready to jump off and assist the skier immediately after a fall. This is imperative especially for our skiers who experience paralysis, weakness, or profound muscle tone. Funds raised at this year’s event will go towards purchasing new jet skis for the program.



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