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Our mission is 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.
We envision Kinetic Kids as the premier and recognized leader 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
We currently serve San Antonio, Schertz and New Braunfels with seasonal recreational programs, monthly competitive programs and one-day events.
Kinetic Kids are children with special needs who need a way to participate, a place to belong and a chance to shine. We help Kinetic Kids overcome their daily struggles by adapting sports and recreational programs to their individual needs. Whether they are challenged with spina bifida, autism, Down syndrome, crutches, walkers or wheelchairs we enable them to become athletes, dancers, artists and more!
Here’s why sports and recreation programs are important for children with special needs:
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, we will offer 234 sports and recreation programs to more than 2,800 children with special needs.