January 11: Team Camelot Swaps Boots for Sneakers
January 11, Team Camelot will run, walk and roll its way 3.1 miles in Arizona Disabled Sports’ 5th annual 5k around Tempe Town Lake to raise money for the Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship program. While race registration benefits Arizona Disabled Sports, Team Camelot will raise funds for their program in support of their racers through GoFundMe (search term: “Kilometers for Camelot”).
Alicia Draper, 31, a student at Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship, was born with cerebral palsy and uses a walker, or as she calls it, her “silver chariot.” She has never tried to walk 3.1 miles before, but Jan. 11 that is exactly what she will do.
“Everyone should support Team Camelot,” says Draper, “because Camelot is awesome. The mission of Camelot is unique. Not many non-profits, or sports-related programs for people with disabilities for that matter, promote and encourage the participants to be independent, make choices and take risks, but Camelot does.
“To me, when someone donates to Camelot it says, ‘I want all people, people with disabilities or people without disabilities, to get out there, live their lives, and accomplish their goals despite their dragons of doubt or self-defeat.’”
Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship is a non-profit organization that teaches horsemanship to children and adults who have physical disabilities. Camelot, located in north Scottsdale, has been offering all services at no cost to students for 30 years. Camelot will use funds raised by Team Camelot to continue to offer their horsemanship program to children and adults with disabilities free of charge.
Make a donation in support of Team Camelot at GoFundme.com/Kilometers-for-Camelot
Register for the race and join Team Camelot on January 11 (Enter “Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship Team Camelot”).