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'Limb-different' youths can join All Sports Summer Camp, July 18-22

Du Quoin Call staff report
updated: 4/18/2018 12:01 PM

DU QUOIN -- The dates have been set for the NubAbility All-Sports Summer Camp in Du Quoin. It is the week of July 18-22. This particular camp is the organization's longest-running and most popular camp, which is designed for limb-different youth ages 4-17.

"We offer 20 different sports coached by 70-plus limb-different athletes and mentors to over 150 limb-different youth," said Jana Kuhnert, one of the organization founders. "We are building champions. This past year, seven former campers and current junior coaches are going to be or are college athletes. We are a sports camp that replaces pity with respect of the right for our athletes' ability to compete. The support happens magically as youth are coached and mentored by someone that looks like them."

Activities offered at the camp include: archery, baseball, softball, lacrosse, basketball, fishing, football, shooting, soccer, track and field, tumbling, cheer, dance, volleyball, wrestling, strength, speed and agility, yoga, swimming, golf and tennis, which is new this year.

The NubAbility organization is also sponsoring a Game Changer contest for free camp registration and a swag bag.

To enter, go to ( and watch NubAbility athlete, Faith, in the video, Like it and comment: "I'm a Game Changer." Then, make a video like the one Faith did and be qualified to win. Contestants can also post on NubAbility's Fan Page and their own personal page (Make it a public post) with #BeAGameChanger and #DontNeed2 hashtags.

Contest deadline is May 1.

Kuhnert said the organization is presently raising funds to maintain its high standard of operation. This year's campaign, as shown in Faith's video, focuses on the collection of all loose change in the house and car and donating that money to NubAbility.