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WHO: The Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation Board will be joined by Anthony Netto, Executive Director of Stand Up and Play, and Frank Westermajer, President of Westar Foods, to present the first paramobile in Kansas City. Special needs organizations will also be on hand to support this exciting addition to the Parks and Recreation services.
WHAT: A paramobile is the equivalent of a one-person golf cart with a very important difference – it allows the person using it to stand, regardless of whether they have the function of their legs or not. Thanks to the generosity of Westar Foods, Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation will be the first beneficiary of a paramobile in Kansas City. Following remarks by the groups mentioned above, there will be a short demonstration to illustrate how this unique machine will be of service to persons with disabilities in the Kansas City area.
WHERE: Heart of America Golf Course, 7501 Blue River Rd, Kansas City, MO 64132
WHEN: 10 AM on Wednesday, November 5. From 10 – 10:30 AM Mark McHenry, Anthony Netto and Frank Westermajer will make remarks. And then from 10:30 – 11:30 AM Anthony Netto will demonstrate how to use the paramobile and give others the opportunity to operate it as well.
WHY: Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation is dedicated to serving all members of the community. The paramobile will allow persons with disabilities to stand and take an actual golf swing. This opens the sport of golf to people who haven’t been able to play due to an accident, or people who have never learned how to play because of a lifelong condition. It is the first paramobile in Kansas City.