LIVE: Hope Inc. Is Wheels-Up for Giving Hearts Day
A workout for your heart in more ways than one.
With two days to go until Giving Hearts Day, adaptive athletics and recreation nonprofit Hope Inc. is wheels-up and ready to fly into the future.
Bill and Adair Grommesh started the group with just a handful of kids with mobility issues and a drive to get the most they could out of athletics, and out of life.
Today, they’re more than a hundred-plus young athletes strong, and both children and adults with mobility issues play and learn through Hope Inc. right here in the metro area.
Hope Inc. has sent athletes to the Paralympics and to the International Sled Hockey Tournament.
They host fashion shows, stage adapted plays, and host wheelchair softball matches along with countless other adaptive sports.
The yearly sled hockey challenge is one of KVRR’s most popular events for station staff, including the Morning Show’s Emily Welker and Adam Ladwig.
The Grommeshes joined Emily for a live in-studio interview to talk about their efforts to raise funds for this year’s Giving Hearts Day, about the station’s sled hockey match in March, and most importantly, why we can all take away an important message from Hope Inc. about celebrating the body you’re in, no matter your fitness and ability level.