News‎ > ‎

The Pilot Club of Denham Springs Receives Grant to Support Youth with Disabilities

posted Apr 6, 2013, 6:31 AM by Brandy Roberts   [ updated Sep 28, 2013, 11:13 PM ]
March 8, 2013

The Pilot Club of Denham Springs, Louisiana, received a $1,000 matching grant from the Pilot International Foundation to support area youth with significant developmental and physical disabilities who participate in the Challenger Division of Little League Baseball through the Walker Parks and Recreation. The Challenger Division enables youth with disabilities to participate in team play providing therapeutic and socialization benefits of sports in an athletic environment structured to their individualized needs. The team is open to boys and girls ages 4-18 (21 if still in school). The Pilot Club of Denham Springs will use grant funds to purchase equipment including helmets, protective gear, balls, bats, tees, bases and gloves to meet the needs of a wide range of sizes and abilities.

The Pilot International Foundation is the charitable arm of Pilot International, a global organization of approximately 25,000 adult and youth members who are working together to improve the quality of life in local communities and throughout the world. Pilot’s service focus is helping people affected by brain disorders and disabilities through volunteer activities, projects, and fund-raisers.