On the Water at Rye Playland
- Jul. 8, 2014 - RYE, N.Y. --
Tommie Cares Foundation is pleased to partner again with Westchester County’s Office for the Disabled and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation to host a half-day adventure on the water at Rye Playland for those with special needs on July 11th. Tommie Cares is also proud to sponsor the 39th
annual Playland Day for People with Disabilities which serves more than 7,000 Westchester County residents with a disability and members of their immediate family.
Tommie Cares is seeking volunteers (http://tommiecares.org/
rye) of all ages and skill levels to help during the event. No experience is required to help on the beach, while skilled paddlers are also needed. Everyone makes a huge difference. The day begins for volunteers at 7am with setup, volunteer orientation, and safety training. Participants arrive at 8am and are paired with a buddy. Until 11am, each participant has an opportunity to expand their potential through adventure activities like kayaking, stand up paddling, and outrigger canoeing with New York Outrigger while also making new friends. The event culminates around 12pm after an awards ceremony, honoring each participant with a medal.
“We are so happy to support Westchester County and the Office for the Disabled in the annual Playland Day event,” said Tom Kallish, founder of Tommie Cares. “We look forward to a long lasting partnership and also helping more people with disabilities enjoy real-life adventures.”
“I want to thank Tommie Cares for their partnership and offering those with disabilities a day of adventurous fun and excitement while bringing our community closer together,” said County Executive Robert Astorino.
“Community outreach is a large part of what we do,” said Brent Beck from New York Outrigger. “Tommie Cares’ event at Rye Playland is an amazing opportunity to share our sport with a group of very special kids.”
Participation for those with special needs (http://tommiecares.org/rye
) is limited for safety on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tommie Cares Foundation is funded through donations, grants and generous sponsorships.ABOUT TOMMIE CARES
Tommie Cares Foundation is a non-profit entity building community, possibility, compassion and understanding through inclusive, real-life adventures for those with physical and developmental needs. Learn more at: tommiecares.org