Event supports The Friendship Circle, creating a more inclusive community for people with disabilities
The Friendship Circle Las Vegas, a nonprofit organization for individuals with special needs, will hold its annual Walk4Friendship Las Vegas community fundraiser on Sunday, March 26 at the Las Vegas Sports Park to raise awareness and resources to create a more inclusive community in Southern Nevada for individuals with disabilities.
In addition to the approximately 1-mile walk starting at 11 a.m., the event will feature a free community carnival at noon with fun for the whole family, including a zip line, trackless train, video game truck, mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, air jumpers, petting zoo, and pony rides.
The walk and carnival are free and open to the public, although donations are encouraged.
Walk participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and can enjoy giveaways, lunch, and guest celebrity appearances at the carnival.
WHAT: Walk4Friendship Las Vegas 5th annual fundraiser walk and community carnival
WHEN: Sunday, March 26; check-in at 10 a.m., welcome ceremony and walk at 11 a.m., carnival at noon
WHERE: Las Vegas Sports Park, 1400 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas
WHY: Support The Friendship Circle’s efforts to provide social and recreational opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities
The Friendship Circle pairs teenage and young adult volunteers with physically and intellectually challenged children, teens, and young adults who may suffer from loneliness in addition to their handicap.
Through shared experiences and activities, new friendships are created and a spirit of inclusion and acceptance of everyone is fostered.
To meet their fundraising goal, event organizers are seeking corporate sponsorships at various levels.
Many businesses have already joined the event, including Diamond level sponsors: Southwest Medical, Penn National Gaming, Inc., and Jewish Nevada and Gold level sponsors: Wynn Resorts, Findlay Toyota, NV Energy Foundation, Intermountain Healthcare, JMAC Plumbing, Smith’s, and the Venetian Resort.
Registration to participate for free in Walk4Friendship is now open at: www.walk4friendshiplv.com. Sponsorship information is at: https://www.walk4friendshiplv.com/Static/sponsors.