NAC Kids Olympics
Each June nearly 800 NAC children and families take to the feild at Chelsea Piers and give it their all at the NAC Kids Olympics. The activities of the day include everything from relay races (with and without wheelchairs) to rock-climbing, to soccer and gymnastics. Many children who compete in the Olympic games have multiple disabilities and/or developmental delays; others use wheelchairs or have limited mobility. Still, they are victors for the day, and each leaves the Olympics with an Official NAC Kids Olympics t-shirt, a medal, and a beaming sense of pride.
The activities planned enable NAC’s special children to overcome physical and mental obstacles, meet new challenges and build self-esteem; as well as experience team spirit and healthy competition, get lots of exercise, and, most importantly, have a memorable and fun day as parents and friends cheer them on. The NAC Kids Olympics makes a real, positive and measurable impact on the lives of our children.
Most of NAC’s children are living in poverty; many have had more surgeries than birthdays; and too many have lived the first years of their life in sterile hospital wards, not out of medical necessity but because their families could not care for them at home. Regardless if they come in first place or not, it's a day when all of NAC’s children are champions!
To inquire about volunteering for the NAC Kids Olympics or to sponsor the event, contact our Director of Volunteers and Community Relations at volunteers@NacKidsCan.org or 212-696-1550.
- NAC serves 1,400 children and their families annually
- NAC has virtually eliminated foster care recidivism and aging-out of foster care
- NAC prevents the placement of children in foster care for 98-99% of families served in Preventive Services