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5K Run for Everyone Supports Special Needs Programs at the Y

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The 5K Run for Everyone supports special needs programs at the Westfield Area YMCA. Initial proceeds of the run established the Dragonfly Program which offers physical, recreational and social programs for young adults with special needs for free or at minimal cost and enabled the Y to hire a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) to oversee these programs and develop new ones.

Last year’s proceeds helped expand Dragonfly by offering a class for teens and supporting the Y’s summer Inclusion Camp program for children with special needs entering grades K-6.

This year’s proceeds will continue to support Dragonfly and Inclusion Camp while helping launch a new program for young adults with special needs that works toward independence by developing basic life skills such as personal care, safety, housekeeping and interacting in the community.

The 5K Run for Everyone is a USATF sanctioned event and certified course: clocks at each mile; water stops; rolling, flat, and hilled roads. Course map. The start/finish line is at the Westfield Area YMCA Main Facility, located at 220 Clark Street, Westfield.

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Thank you to our 2018 sponsors (list as of 9/5):

Gold Level:  Barnabas Health Medical Group – RWJ Barnabas Health; Coastal Air Conditioning; Del-Sano Contracting Corp

Silver Level:  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield West; D.S.G.K. Drywall, LLC; The Grinis Family; Kings; Lord & Taylor; Spencer Savings Bank; TAPinto.net; Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Bronze Level:  Ambeli Greek Taverna; Best Western Westfield Inn; D & B Parts; Eye Level Learning Center of Cranford; Family Chiropractic of Clark; Kohl’s; Lentz Plumbing & Heating; Maxwell’s Furniture Restoration; The Musial Group Architecture; PSE&G; ShopRite Wines & Spirits of Westfield; Agnes & Carlos Silva; Star Painting; Dan Swayze & Son, Inc.; Twin Boro Physical Therapy; Westfield Area Y Men’s Club; Westfield Audio Visual Inc.; Westfield Pediatric Dental Group; Williams Nursery and The Gift House


Personal fundraising pages are a great way to help raise funds for our cause!  Just create a user name and password and follow prompts to upload a photo, create content and more.  Then share the link with your friends and family and watch your thermometer rise!  Please be sure that “5K” appears in your page title so donations are applied correctly.

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