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“Movin’ for Money” walk/swim-a-thon to raise funds for Special Populations Programs

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Specialized Programs Advisory Council will host the annual “Movin’ for Money” fundraiser from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Meadowbrook Pool and the Nathan Hale High School track.

Specialized Populations offers year-round programs and activities for people with disabilities, specifically designed and provided by staff trained to meet their needs. Activities include the Special Olympics, wheelchair basketball, weekend trips, after school programs, classes such as cooking, dance, and aerobics, and camping trips in the summer.

The day’s events include:
• Swimming from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Pool, 10515 35th Ave. NE
• Walking from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Nathan Hale High School track.
• After party with entertainment, food and games from 4-5:30 at Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35 Ave. NE.

The purpose of the event is to raise funds for equipment, special events, summer camp fees, and scholarships throughout the year. It is an opportunity for community members and program participants and their families and friends to show support for Specialized Programs by getting pledges for walking or swimming.

Seattle Parks and Recreation covers the cost of all staff, vans, publicity, paperwork, and the use of facilities, and it is through the fundraising efforts of the Specialized Programs Advisory Council that we are able to provide uniforms for our sports teams, buy equipment, and provide scholarships for youth and adults so that no one is turned away because they cannot afford the fees.

The public can support the fund raiser in several different ways:
1) Obtain pledges and swim or walk.
2) Sponsor a swimmer or walker.
3) Make a tax-deductible donation.
4) Come to the event and volunteer, or show support for our participants and family members.

To send a donation, please mail it to Specialized Programs Advisory Council, 4554 NE 41st
St., Seattle, WA 98105 or call 206-684-4950

Parks works in partnership with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) to bring high-quality, accessible and affordable recreation opportunities to the people of Seattle. For more information on ARC, please see http://www.arcseattle.org/.