As frontwoman for Wheelchair Sports Camp, Kalyn Heffernan is a busy emcee: Her band is currently on tour with Flobots and, from the road, the musician has been organizing a benefit show for the Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp.
Celebrating its thirtieth year in 2013, the week-long camp -- from which Heffernan's band took its name -- is the only free program of its kind for kids in wheelchairs. A participant and eventually a counselor at the camp for more than a decade, Heffernan wanted to find a way raise money for the summer program -- and so this Sunday, June 16, at Casselman's, the Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp benefit concert will do just that. Wheelchair Sports Camp (the band) will be joined by Ian Cooke and the 303 Children's Choir, puppet band Ramekin Liquid Love, Dino Squad and Rubedo for a day of music.
In advance of Sunday's concert, Heffernan talked to Westword about how the Colorado Jr. Wheelchair Sports Camp came into her life, and the opportunities it provides for kids like her in the community.
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