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Ketia4Kids Foundation


For those of you who follow the WNBA, you already Naketia “Ketia” Swanier is Number 8, a guard for the Atlanta Dream, 12th pick in the WNBA 2008 draft, 2009 WNBA champion, and the only University of Connecticut player to ever make the top ten career leaders. But what you might not know is that both parents were active duty in the armed services for over 20 years each, most of that time serving simultaneously , making her a “double” military brat and first-hand expert at what it’s like to live that lifestyle. In the spirit of giving back to those kids who are still “serving,” Swanier formed the non-profit Ketia4Kids Foundation (K4K).

The K4K Foundation aims to serve ”children of active duty military personnel deployed and severly injured to achieve their dreams and goals by promoting excellence in academics, arts, and sports realted programs to school aged children on worldwide military installations.” To that end, the K4K Foundation  focuses on four progams.

Scholarships

As of 2012 the K4K Foundation offers two scholarships; the Adrian and Corena Swanier Scholarship and the Roy Joseph Kerlegen III Fund. Applicants must be dependent, unmarried children who attend (or plan to attend) an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical college.

Adopt-A-School

The Foundation “adopts” a new school each year to help provide enrichment programs afterschool as well as to upgrade technology and improve educational support.

Ketia’s Krew

Purchasing ten tickets or more (for a single WNBA Atlanta Dream home game) allows spectators to sit in the “Ketia’s Krew” section and to receive an autographed picture, with all proceeds going to the K4K Foundation.

Annual Golf Outing

Each April, Month of the Military Child, the K4K Foundation hosts a fundraising golf tour in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Proceeds help fund the Adrian and Corena Swanier Scholarship as well as K4K Foundation.

Additional information and applications, including the scholarships and the Adopt-A-School program, may be requested for each of these programs via their Join A Program form. Information on how to make donations, sponsor K4K events, volunteer, and other ways you can help Ketia4Kids help military dependents may be requested here.

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