Reindeer run

June 27 - 29, 2022
Wiesbrook Elementary School

The Wheaton Lions Club is Proud to Sponsor the 2022 Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp!

Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camps are free to eligible kids ages 6 through 18 with Type 1 and 2 diabetes. This year the Wheaton camp is June 27th, 28th, and 29th, 9:00am -12:00pm, at Wiesbrook Elementary School in Wheaton. Forty-five kids ages 6 -14 are signed up and registration is closed.

Our sponsorship of this event supports our Pillar of Service in the community - Diabetes. The Wheaton Lions Club provides Six Pillars of Service in the community - Sight, Hearing, Diabetes, Hunger, Environment, and Pediatric Cancer.

2022 Slam Dunk participants.

 

About Slam Dunk for Diabetes

Since 2004, Slam Dunk for Diabetes camps have been a place where kids with Type 1 and Type 2 can play basketball, laugh and share stories. They also learn more about managing their health through food, insulin, exercise and best of all – hanging out with kids who are just like them.

Slam Dunk on fear. Slam Dunk on doubt. Slam Dunk on everything that’s holding you back.

Kids ages 6 - 18 attend four-day, half-day camps across Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Each day, they’re encouraged to build confidence, make new friends and learn some new skills on the court.

Self-management, confidence building, and education are the foundation of good decision-making on and off the basketball court. Slam Dunk kids’ experiences and support are sustained through:

• Multi-day camps
• One-day clinics
• Informative website
• Family education
• Research programs

The Mission

Slam Dunk for Diabetes camps empower Type 1 and 2 kids to have fun and learn how to actively manage their health. Our day camps are FREE and are specifically designed for kids with diabetes to learn basketball, be supported, motivated and lead healthy, happy lives.

The Vision

We envision a world where every kid with diabetes confidently and independently embraces an active, energetic, and healthy lifestyle with few limitations.

For more information go to slamdunkkids.org.

 

 

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