Providing opportunities to young people living with disability
Over the last six years, this unique event has provided an opportunity to over 125 teenagers and young adults living with a disability, who have challenged themselves to go beyond their best. Many of these participants have gone on to set and achieve many more personal goals.
These are not the only people to have benefited from this amazing event, thanks to fundraising efforts of the Krazy Kosci Klimb teams more than $1.6 million has been raised for the Sports Programs held by Cerebral Palsy Allaince. This funding has supported young people living with a disability to attend at no or little cost various sporting camps including soccer, multi sports, swimming and skiing. Without this funding these young people would not receive these wonderful opportunities.
The funds raised from the Krazy Kosci Klimb also provide essential funding to purchase equipment for the Accessible Gym.
Over the past seven years, the Krazy Kosci Klimb has provided opportunities for over 125 people to experience to challenge their limits. Many have gone on beyond their best – read their stories.
One of the inaugural Krazy Kosci Klimb participants, Felix Bennett is an Allambie Seals swimming squad member. Felix swims Freestyle and Backstroke, and holds State and Australian short and long course records for several age groups. Felix’s journey from first getting in the water as a six month old baby to holder of several Australian records has been full of hard work and plenty of support and Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been there every step of the way.
In 2016, two year after his Krazy Kosci Klimb Felix qualified for the Australian swim team to compete at the World Cerebral Palsy Games in August. Not satisfied with one gold medal, Felix made a clean sweep bringing home three gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 50m backstroke.
"I believe Felix and his family acknowledge that his development has been positively affected by all his sports. Swimming has been a key part of his life since he was a small child and it’s nice to see Felix getting such an international opportunity after all the meetings, training and swim meets the Bennett Family have been to."
Head Coach – Lauren Hansen