Bates Creative Group, a national award-winning design agency, today announced that it is donating creative services for all marketing and promotional materials for KEENFest 2011, in support of Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) Greater DC – a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for kids, teens and young adults with significant disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome with recreational activities.
KEENFest will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Woodley Park, Washington, D.C. The proceeds from the event help KEEN Greater DC continue to keep all of its programs for hundreds of athletes and their families entirely free of charge.
KEEN Greater DC was established 19 years ago with a simple idea: pair trained volunteer coaches with young people with disabilities to help them gain skills, confidence, and self-esteem through athletic and recreational activities. With this idea, KEEN has grown to provide 21 programs throughout Greater Washington, DC, to nearly 300 area young people with disabilities, free of charge, thanks to more than 10,000 volunteers.
“KEEN is an outstanding organization and we’re honored to participate in its cause. My entire team is looking forward to watching the KEEN Greater DC organization grow and is excited to help spread its positive message through art and design,” Debbie Bates-Schrott, Bates Creative Group president.
About Bates Creative Group
Bates Creative Group (batescreativegroup.com) is a national award-winning creative agency specializing in magazine redesign, branding, Web design, and event marketing. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Bates Creative has received more than 70 design awards for its work for organizations as diverse as Cisco Systems, the American Marketing Association, the Land Trust Alliance, the Pentagon Memorial Fund and the U.S. Marine Corps.
About KEEN Greater DC
KEEN (keengreaterdc.org) is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.