Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Make this Race Amazing

Mecklenburg County's Therapeutic Recreation's Amazing Race is Saturday, March 24, 2012. All funds raised go directly to the scholarship fund for summer camp. Summer Camp is 8 weeks long with over 150 children with special needs participating. Last year, over $6,500 was given away in scholarships. In times of budget cuts and loss of resources, Amazing Race is a creative way for the staff to raise money for the children who may need financial assistance attending camp.

I will be posting photos from 2011 camp. I am only posting photos that do not show faces of the children, but you will get the idea about how much they enjoy the activities. You don't have to see their smiles, you just have to feel them.

The staff have sent me their thoughts on how they feel about camp and I will be posting those as well. Most are trained as recreational therapists and have devoted their life's work to helping children and adults with special needs learn skills, make friends, develop interests and enjoy hobbies and recreational activities. They are some of the most caring and gentle people I have ever met.

We have an eSpecially Ben team for Amazing Race and need your help raising funds. A $5 or $10 donation will go a long way.

****As of 2/16/12 at 4pm, Amazing Race has been cancelled. Thank you for your support! ****

You can still donate to the Summer Scholarship Fund though.
Donate the old fashion way - write a Check or Money Order to "Partners for Parks" and send to:

TR Summer Camp Scholarship Fund
2219 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

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