Bethesda, MD. – May 2, 2016 - Devenio, Inc., the newly formed non-profit, benefitting Down syndrome and other developmental disability groups, is thrilled to announce the expansion of the Fun Bunch soccer team for children with developmental disabilities, now in Prince George’s County.
“We all know that participation in organized sports promotes self discipline, social skills, teamwork, healthy habits and sportsmanship, yet there are very limited opportunities for our kids with special needs to join an actual team. “ Says Gena Mitchell, President & Founder of devenio, inc. “Fun Bunch was created with that goal in mind and now with a roster of fifty two players and growing, it is obvious that we are filling a need in the community.”
The Fun Bunch soccer team for children with special needs ages 5-16 years old was created five years ago by Mitchell, and her husband, Brian. Community partnerships and support continue to be critical in the expansion of Fun Bunch since it is free for all players. New corporate sponsor, Handwriting Without Tears as well as a field donation by Marlboro Soccer Academy/Future Soccer Club have accelerated the expansion of the Prince George’s County Fun Bunch team now set to begin practice on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Full press release.