Leigh and Yael via Crowdrise
July 03, 2012
BENEFITING: Let All the Children Play
ORGANIZER: Let All the Children Play
Let All the Children Play wrote -
Let All The Children Play is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs allowing children with disabilities the opportunity to experience play, side-by-side with their able-bodied peers.
As an authentic representation of Team LATCP’s belief in the spirit and power of inclusion, I will be running/walking as a guide for an Achilles International athlete. Achilles in an organization whose mission and programs powerfully align with LATCP’s mission of inclusion. The organization provides athletes with disabilities with a community of support. Able-bodied volunteers/guides and disabled runners come together to compete in an environment of support and community.
LATCP members will be competing alongside the Achilles athletes as their guides (mainly the visually and physically impaired), and providing them with the support needed to cross the finish line.
Guides will function as an Achilles member’s eyes, ears, guide, and motivator.
Let All The Children Play is has recently opened its 2-acre universally accessible playground in Eisenhower Park, on Long Island. The organization needs to raise funds to initiate much-needed sport and play respite programs for families within the community. Additionally the funds raised will go towards transportation and other costs to host a special play day at the Eisenhower Park playground for the Achilles Kids program.