The Pointe at Barclay will be hosting the Ainsley’s Angels Frosty 5k and Fun Run on Saturday, December 15th 2018!
In addition to ensuring that everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley’s Angels of America is a non-profit organization that aims to build awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life, by promoting awareness, providing education, and participating as active members in local communities. There are more than ambassadorships rolling in over 60 cities and 30 states. The organization pairs able-bodied runners (Angel Runner) with persons with disabilities (Athlete Rider) in order that our riders can participate in various endurance events. Ainsley’s Angels in Southeast North Carolina (SENC) is the local ambassadorship which serves New Hanover, Pender and Duplin Counties in North Carolina.
There are limited opportunities for our special needs population to experience inclusion in everyday, typical activities, especially athletics. They are generally left on the sidelines to watch and cheer on their peers, and rarely get to participate. Our program promotes inclusion of the special needs population in all areas, but particularly in the area of endurance athletic events. Our Angel Riders get to feel the wind in their face, experience the thrill of the race, and for once get to be on the receiving end of the cheers.
Ainsley’s Angels in SENC is celebrating our two year anniversary in 2018 with the Frosty 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Join us for this wonderful event and experience the joy demonstrated by each of our Angel Riders as they participate in events that most of us take for granted! Funds raised by the SENC ambassadorship are used to purchase and maintain equipment, including race chairs and supplies, and the trailer in which we use to transport chairs to various races in the area. Our goal is to increase the number of chairs available to our ambassadorship so that more and more Athlete Riders can “roll with the wind!”
Ainsley’s Angels Website: https://ainsleysangels.org/
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