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Quadruple Amputee and Champion Athlete Kyle Maynard to Inspire Special Needs Kids to Meet Greatest Potential
Date:9/26/2013

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013

Last fall, the University City YMCA celebrated its very first opening day of the YMCA Miracle League, a baseball program for children with special needs. On Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m., the Y will light up its custom-made field for a night of true inspiration and the opportunity for its players and the community to meet athlete, author and motivational speaker Kyle Maynard.

Despite being born with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near the knees, Maynard set records in weightlifting, fought mixed martial arts and wrestled. Most recently, he became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which awarded him his 2nd ESPY Award. Maynard is in town to speak at the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club on Friday, October 11.

His best-selling book, “No Excuses,” and appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Larry King Live,” ESPN’s “Sportscenter,” ABC’s “20/20” and “Good Morning America” continue to inspire audiences of every age and ability all over the world.

“At the Y, we believe in nurturing the potential of every child and teen,” said Paul Petr, executive director of the University City YMCA. “Kyle will inspire our YMCA Miracle League participants, their families and the whole community to believe in themselves and never give up.”
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