EKU DANCE TEAM TO GIVE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DISABLED OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM AT BASKETBALL GAMES

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RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University dance team will once again partner with the Beautiful Lives Project to give individuals who are disabled the opportunity to perform with the team at the EKU men’s and women’s basketball games against Jacksonville State University on Jan. 4.
 
The team will choreograph a dance to include the participants.  The 16 participants, ranging from ages eight to 44, will attend practice with the team on Jan. 3.  The event has grown by 10 additional participants over last year’s inaugural collaboration.

“The event is growing more every year,” head coach Bettina Rogers said.  “I couldn’t be more proud of my team and the kindness they show to others.  They are humble and generous.  The positive impact they have shown others by collaborating with the Beautiful Lives Project is meaningful and unforgettable.”
 
The Beautiful Lives Project gives individuals who are disabled the opportunity to participate in a variety of inclusive events across the country.  These include programs with dance teams, cheerleading teams, programs with sports teams, and ballet.  The Beautiful Lives Project strives to give everyone the opportunity to experience whatever type of program is of interest to them, and to eliminate all barriers from this. 

The web site for The Beautiful Lives Project is www.beautifullives.org.