Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Specialized Programs Advisory Council will host the 6th annual “Movin’ for Money” fund raiser from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011 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:
- A yoga warmup from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the Nathan Hale High School track, 10750 30th Ave. NE
- Swimming from 1 to 2 p.m. at Meadowbrook Pool, 10515 35th Ave. NE
- Walking from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Nathan Hale High School track.
- The Sounders, carnival games, face painting and other entertainment from 2:15-3:30 Nathan Hale High School track, 10750 30th Ave. NE
- Light refreshments provided by the Specialized Programs Advisory Council Nathan Hale High School track, 10750 30th 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 be a swimmer or walker.
2) Sponsor a swimmer or walker.
3) Make a tax-deductible donation.
4) Come to swim, walk, or show support for our participants and family members.
To submit a donation, please mail it to Specialized Programs Advisory Council, 4554 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105.