Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kitchen Charm Proudly Supports the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Kids Camp

Kitchen Charm
Kitchen Charm is a North American company with a global reach and supports a number of charities that benefit children. Here, representatives from Kitchen Charm open up about the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) camp, a charity the company says has a profound impact on both the children and adults involved.

Q: What do heroes and summer camp have in common?

Kitchen Charm: One of the charities we support is the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, which host a kids’ summer camp each year for children with a missing limb disability.

Q: What is the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team?

Kitchen Charm: The WWAST is a group of former active-duty military men and women who lost an appendage while serving.

Q: Why is it so important to show youth amputees that they can be a part of a sports program?

Kitchen Charm: Programs such as this teach these kids to not let their physical differences bar them from doing anything. They learn that their disability is at a disability at all but an alternate ability.

Q: Who are the members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team?

Kitchen Charm: Currently, the team consists of 30 players from different branches of the military including Thomas Carlo, Nicholas Clark, William Gibson, and Timothy Horton, who have been a part of the organization for the last six seasons.

Q: How old do children have to be to attend the softball camp?

Kitchen Charm: Children must be between eight and 12-years old.

Q: Does the camp offer accommodations for more severe disabilities?

Kitchen Charm: Unfortunately, no. Children must be an otherwise good physical condition to participate in the softball clinics.

Q: How does the team decide which children qualify?

Kitchen Charm: All children with a missing limb disability are eligible, though the organization gives priority admittance to qualifying children of military families.

Q: Who pays for the children’s tuition?

Kitchen Charm: The team organization covers the children’s tuition, lodging, and meals.

Q: How many children get to attend camp every year?

Kitchen Charm: There are 20 spots available.

Q: What if a parent would like to attend with their child?

Kitchen Charm: The scholarship that allows the children to attend also pays for one parent.

Q: What is the team motto?

Kitchen Charm: We’re not sure if there is an official team motto but based off of how they make the children feel we think “I can” would be fitting.

Q: What causes amputee/missing limb disabilities in children?

Kitchen Charm: Missing limbs in childhood may be attributed to a congenital birth defect, accident, or disease.

Q: How does attending camp with the other children who have missing limbs affect team members?

Kitchen Charm: Many of the children have never even met another child with a missing limb. It makes them feel good knowing that they are not alone and gives them confidence watching others like themselves achieve a goal.

Q: Why is this charity so important to Kitchen Charm?

Kitchen Charm: Kitchen Charm believes that today’s children are tomorrow’s future. By supporting organizations such as this, we are helping to build a solid foundation for the next generation.

Q: How can I help?

Kitchen Charm: Visit woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org online to make a donation to help cover operating costs.