The Colorado Rapids are pleased to announce Kelly Koeun as the club’s 2020 Community MVP. Kelly was selected because of her work making masks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and her ongoing work in the handicapped community.
The following bio comes from Major League Soccer and Wells Fargo’s announcement of each team’s selection:
When the pandemic started, Kelly Koeun wanted to give back to her community and also find a way to help those with disabilities during this difficult time. As a master seamstress of 30 years, Kelly sewed and donated more than 1,000 high quality, filtered masks to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, along with their families and caregivers. The disabled community is of great importance to Kelly as her son Tyler, a former soccer player, was left paralyzed from the shoulders down due to a car accident several years ago. Tyler’s injury was also the inspiration behind Kelly’s business, Accessible Alterations, where she specializes in alterations for the handicapped community.