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My Possibilities Organizes Second Annual Santa Run

Non-Profit Sets Goal to Raise $125,000 for the Renovation of the Center’s New Facility Benefitting Disabled Adults

Santa Run
Santa Run
Nov. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- The holiday season is just around the corner, and My Possibilities is calling all Santa’s.  A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering disabled adults, My Possibilities is organizing the 2nd Annual North Texas Great Santa Run, and is setting a goal of attracting more than 3,000 Santa’s to participate in the outdoor event.  

Presented by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, the 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15th from 8 a.m. to noon at The Shops of Legacy in Plano. In addition to Dr Pepper, the event has support from individuals and businesses throughout North Texas, including Pappy’s Pet Lodge, the sponsor the “Best Dressed Pet” award.  

“The community has been enormously supportive,” said Charmaine Solomon, founder of My Possibilities and chairman of its board of directors.  “Last year we raised $75,000, and this year we want to reach $125,000.  Our goal is big this year because we are expanding, and the proceeds from this fundraiser are dedicated to the renovation of the center’s new campus, which is expected to open in June 2013.  

My Possibilities is excited to announce that Carrie McClure from Good Morning Texas will serve as host and emcee of the event, and Rep. Van Taylor (Texas House District 66) and Plano Mayor Phil Dyer will be the Honorary Santa’s on hand to open the event from the seat of a red hot sleigh, a sporty Porsche provided by sponsor Boardwalk Porsche.

More than a fun run, this event includes entertainment, food and fun.  Imaj Thomas, DFW’s own talented singer, songwriter, actress, novelist and humanitarian will provide participants with live music.  And photo stations, a beer tent, food and drinks will be available to attendees.  Awards and prizes will be given for Best Run Times, Best Modified Santa Suit, Most Spirited Team, Best Dressed Pet and Best Sleigh (wagon, wheel chair or stroller).

The deadline to register online is Friday, Dec. 14th at 12 noon, but registration is also available the morning of the event.  Registration can be made online at www.santaruntexas.org.  

No need to worry about finding a Santa suit, one comes with each event registration!

For those interested in attending, here are the details for the event:

      When:     Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012
      Where:   The Shops at Legacy
                       7201 Bishop Road
                       Plano, TX  75024

      Time:       8 a.m. – 12 noon
For additional information on the 2nd Annual North Texas Great Santa Run, contact Elizabeth Romo, Santa Run Race Director by phone at (972) 971-1808 or by email at eromo@mptx.org.  For information about My Possibilities, contact Charmaine Solomon by phone at (469) 631-1372 or by email at lalchar@aol.com or contact the center’s executive director, Michael Thomas by phone at (469) 241-9100 or by email at director@mptx.org.  

More information is also available on the website at www.mypossibilities.org and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MyPossibilities

About My Possibilities:
My Possibilities is a Plano, Texas-based non-profit, charity - 501(c)(3), for adults with disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Prader-Willi, Head Injuries, etc.).  Started in June 2008, this organization is the FIRST full day, full year continuing education program in Collin County for Texans, who have "aged out" of secondary education. My Possibilities helps special needs adults build independence and vocational skills in a safe and nurturing environment.  To learn more, please go to www.mypossibilities.org.

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