League of Yes
The League of Yes, based out of Forest Hills NY is proudly entering its 9thyear of existence. The league’s mission is to “establish and maintain baseball programs for people with disabilities.” With an emphasis on social skills and team play the League of Yes and its tremendous staff provide athletic opportunities to individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. By using America’s great pastime, baseball, The League of Yes is able to build social bridges for those who otherwise would not be exposed to the opportunity to do so. The Lindy Loo Foundation was very excited to be introduced to this amazing organization in 2018 and hopes to continue its support in 2019.
POP.Earth is a Long Island based organization whose mission is to “provide holistic health and wellness options to people with Autism and other Developmental Disorders.” By providing a variety of programs such as yoga, massage, art music, dance, and cooking classes, POP.earth is able to address the social, physical, and mental needs of many within the special needs community. POP.earth continues to grow and the Lindy Loo foundation is looking forward to all the amazing programs it can provide in 2019!
The Backyard Players & Friends is an arts-based community program that seeks to include people of all abilities. Its main mission is to allow every person a space to share ideas and experiences. This organization is based on the idea that “through inclusion there can be diversity and strength,” and it seeks to “provide unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation.” Through various art, dance, fitness and music programs Backyard Players and Friends is able to provide the special needs community with an opportunity to breakdown some of the walls between those with intellectual and developmental disorders and typically developing individuals.
Storm Special Hockey Inc.
Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey is dedicated to providing children from the age of five through young adult with a developmental disability the opportunity to play ice hockey. Their therapeutic program teaches skating and hockey skills, as well as gives the player the opportunity to play a team sport. Through hockey, the program emphasizes the continued development of individual life skills such as self-reliance, dependability, focus and confidence.
In 2018 The Lindy Loo Foundation was also able to provide funding to the following organizations:
Seaside for Therapeutic Riding
MaryHaven Center of Hope
Music for Autism
Garden City Challenger
A.N.C.H.O.R. Drama Production
Rolling Thunder of Long Island
Best Buddies of Long Island
Canine Companions for Independence
N.Y. Angels Pageant
Great South Bay Dance
Spirit of Huntington
Long Island Blues
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The Lindy Loo Foundation
P.O. Box 434
Malverne, NY 11565