Team IMPACT CF Project, Sponsored by Vertex
Vertex’s sponsorship of Team IMPACT helps match courageous kids living with rare diseases such as CF, as honorary, active members of college athletic teams. Each child is "signed" onto a team and becomes an official member of the team from their Draft Day through to Graduation.
Just as the child joins the athletic team, the student-athletes join the child's support team. The highest level of involvement occurs during the regular season for each sport, but members of the team remain involved with the child throughout the year. While every match is different, activities range from the child attending practices and games and participating in exclusive team events, to the team participating in outings and celebrations important to the child like ice cream and pizza parties, school events, and other activities.
Each match lasts approximately two to three years, though the friendships formed often last long after the official match.
Application and deadline information:
In the months since COVID-19, Team IMPACT staff has successfully transitioned the program to a virtual model, and developed new curriculum, trainings and engagement opportunities to keep Team IMPACT kids and teams connected – with or without sports.
Enrolling year-round. To learn more about the Team IMPACT CF Project and apply for the program on behalf of your child, visit: www.goteamimpact.force.com/forms/family_form