Let’s Play! Activity Scholarships

Good news! We are now accepting applications, due by 4/1/23, for the CHASA Let’s Play Scholarship. This scholarship offering is for activities held anytime between Jan. 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023. It can be an ongoing class or a new activity. Details are available in the CHASA Facebook parent groups and the CHASA Facebook group for young adults. Applications must be submitted by midnight on April 1, 2023.

Kids just want to play. Kids NEED to play! It’s their job. It’s how they feel good about life and about themselves. They try something new, master a skill, learn to succeed or learn to fail – they learn! And, there’s that little added bonus – Play is FUN!

CHASA’s mission is to help children, teens and adults who are living with hemiplegia (from any cause). We know that sometimes money is tight and you may not be able to afford the extras – like art class, theater, t-ball, gymnastics, dance, cooking, or whatever it is that makes your kid’s face light up. We can help!

CHASA is offering scholarships to help with the cost of your child’s activity or program. We can’t wait to see their happy faces! This program isn’t just for little ones – teens and adults (whose condition started before age 18) can apply!

Donate to the CHASA Let’s Play Scholarship Program

Let’s Play Scholarship Details

  • When you submit an application,  CHASA immediately sends an email to you. If you can’t locate the email, please check your spam or junk mail folder. Contact Us if you cannot locate the email
  • Applicants must reside in the United States
  • Applicant must have a diagnosis of hemiplegia or hemiparesis (from any cause)
  • Examples of activities – dance, art class, theater class, sports, robotics class, cooking class, golf, horseback riding, hippotherapy and aquatic therapy *may* be included, depending on the program
  • This does not have to be a new activity for your child. If they are currently enrolled in an ongoing class, we can still help.
  • Examples of activities we cannot cover at this time
  • The scholarship may cover a portion of the activity, but may not cover the entire fee. This allows us to provide scholarships to more individuals.
  • Programs can be an adaptive program, but do not have to be an adaptive program
  • We anticipate that most of the children will participate in and be included in traditional programs in their community
  • The application link is posted in the CHASA Facebook groups. Look in the “Featured” section of your group.
  • CHASA reserves the right to stop accepting applications if funds are exhausted.

Meet Some of our Let’s Play Recipients


Six year old Charlie had a stroke before he was born. He was diagnosed with left side hemiplegia when he was 18 months old and immediately began physical and occupational therapies. Charlie has been wanting to do taekwondo for quite a few years. He wants to be a ninja and would love to learn the skills.
From Charlie’s mom… Thank you so much for awarding a CHASA Let’s Play scholarship to Charlie so he can take taekwondo classes. He is so excited! He enjoyed his first class tonight and the teacher said he did an excellent job. We are excited that through such a fun activity, he can gain strength, flexibility and balance. This is an awesome opportunity. Thank you so much for all you do to help families! You all are a true blessing.


Hael is an 18 month of little guy who has right sided hemiplegia. He currently receives physical, occupational and speech therapy. His parents tell us that Hael won’t use his hand at all so they’re working on getting him to acknowledge it and use it. Hael is a happy and loving little boy who enjoys the outdoors and loves being active. The Let’s Play scholarship will allow Hael to try out fun activities in the pool.


From Rebecca’s parents:
Thank you so much for the scholarship to assist with sending Rebecca to Theater Camp.  She absolutely loves to sing, dance and put on shows for us all the time.  Theater camp is a great opportunity for her to put all her energy into a fun creative controlled outlet. This camp is one of her summer highlights and she can’t wait to attend at the end of July.  Thank you again for your generosity and more importantly what CHASA does everyday to help families feel like they aren’t alone when challenged with the daily obstacles that come up with our kids diagnosis.


Sydni Rose

I am so lucky to be able to take voice lessons when I get back from camp!! I literally love to sing all day and night!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this possible! I will send a picture!

Sydni Rose


My family would like to thank you so much for the CHASA Let’s Play Scholarship for our son Finn to take gymnastics lessons! He has been going for over 2 years now to a lady who specializing in working with children with special needs. She has been amazing for Finn!! Finn has learned to try new things and to not be so afraid of activities that are challenging. He has gained so much balance and confidence. When we first started lessons Finn wouldn’t even play on the playground and now he is all over it!

We really appreciate the scholarship, it will fund a month of lessons for Finn! This is a great program and CHASA has been such a great resource for us!

Thank you thank you!


Kasey is a teen with right hemiplegic cerebral palsy from a stroke during delivery. It affects her ability to use her right hand and leg. She started track last year and has been competing at a national level this year. She loves softball and enjoys taking pictures and videos. She also is an artist. Kasey is excited to continue with her athletic career and see how far she can take this. CHASA has awarded scholarships to Kasey for the Desert Challenge and the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals.

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