For Immediate Release
Lisa Razza, Director of Communications
Erie, PA (8.2.2022) - Join The Arc Erie County for the 2022 BuddyWalk? on September 24, 2022. Hosted by the Erie Sports Center, the day will be packed with family fun, celebrating children and adults with disabilities and their families and raising money for The Arc Erie County to provide ongoing advocacy and family support.
WHAT: Join us for a fun day celebrating children and adults with disabilities and their families.
WHO: Supports The Arc Erie County to provide more advocacy and family support.
WHEN: September 24, 2022. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: ERIE SPORTS CENTER, 8161 Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509
Katherine Reim, Executive Director of The Arc Erie County, is enthusiastic about continuing the annual tradition at a new venue. “It will be a fun day, but more importantly, proceeds will enable more people in the greater Erie region to benefit from The Arc Erie County’s support.”
Erie Sports Center is generously donating the use of their facilities. Owner Troy Bingham believes the event will be fantastic for the community. “Sports are a crucial element to getting people included in everyday lives. The bonds we see formed are incredible; I think this walk and the amenities offered by the Erie Sports Center have the ability to do the same thing for participants. We are very happy to be making sports more accessible for all kids in our community” After the walk, guests can enjoy rounds of go-karts and mini-golf or try their skills in the batting cages. In addition, an intro to several sports will serve as an introduction to guests who may want to experience a new form of physical activity.
Individuals can register for $20, and a family of four or more can register for $80. All participants receive an official BuddyWalk T-Shirt for their participation, provided by PA Link.
Registration can be completed online.
The Arc Erie County (PA) offers information, resources, technical assistance, and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of Erie County is an affiliate of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh as a member of the Achieva Family of Organizations. The affiliation supports advocacy services needed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Erie County when navigating complicated special education and adult service systems, as well as give them access to professional, compassionate, and innovative disability services offered by Achieva’s other affiliate organizations (Achieva Support, The Family Trust, Autism Connection of Pennsylvania). Achieva and its family of organizations is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States.