Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lekotek Run - this Saturday, August 28th at Georgia Perimeter College

This Saturday, August 28th, kids and families in the City of Dunwoody will be lacing up their tennis shoes to participate in the 18th Annual Lekotek Run -- all to benefit children with disabilities. This event, held at Georgia Perimeter College, provides an opportunity for the Dunwoody spirit to shine brightly as a stellar example of community service. We have course options for every fitness level -- a 4 mile run/race walk and a 1-mile fun run/walk. All race entrants receive a long sleeve race t-shirt and all children who participate take home a medal . Plus, there’s food, fun and activities for the whole family. Last year we had over 600 runners and another 100 volunteers and family members attended the event.
Georgia Perimeter College, 2101 Womack Road, 30338

Race-day registration (August 28)
Starts at 7:00 a.m.
4 mile race starts at 8 a.m.
1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9 a.m.
$20.00 entry fee (Children under 12 years pay the dollar amount of their age.)

Children with disabilities and special needs face challenges interacting with family members and participating in school and community activities. That's why we're here. Lekotek facilitates successful inclusion in all aspects of life. Lekotek occupies a unique niche in the lives of kids with disabilities. It's a welcome break from therapy. Yet through play, Lekotek promotes inclusion and frequent byproducts of play result in mastering therapy goals. All children learn through play and Lekotek provides a recreational environment to meet the special needs of every child. Lekotek's philosophy is that every child can be successful with adaptations. Adapted toys, software and computer input devices are our tools to help any child with a disability.

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