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GULLIVER WILL HOST “SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPONSOR AN ATHLETE 5K RUN/WALK” ON SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
Event Proceeds Benefitting The Miami-Dade Athletes of Special Olympics Florida

WHO/WHAT:
Gulliver, in partnership with Special Olympics Florida, is set to host its annual
“Special Olympics Sponsor an Athlete 5k Run/ Walk” on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

The open-to-the-public, charitable event, will feature a certified 5K run/walk course, family activities and live entertainment. Funds raised will go towards the mission of the Miami-Dade chapter of Special Olympics Florida, an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 4,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The start line is set for Gulliver Preparatory School, and the finish line for the school’s Sean Taylor Memorial Field, where participants will get a chance to wind down at the event’s “Olympic Village,” featuring live musical entertainment, complimentary snacks and beverages, a $5 Pancake Breakfast provided by the Knight of Columbus and a slew of not-to-be-missed activities.

Expected attendees include Pinecrest Councilman Doug Kraft; Gulliver’s Head of School Frank Steele; and former baseball pitcher Danys Báez González, among other community influencers and notable personalities. The 5K is proudly supported by the Florida Care Foundation with packet pick-ups available at Fit2Run in Dadeland Mall.

Registration for this event is priced at $25.00 per participant in advance or $30.00 on the day of the race. The first 100 guests to donate an additional $5 will receive the special Pancake Breakfast!

To make a donation, volunteer or participate in Gulliver’s “Special Olympics Sponsor an Athlete” visit www.firstgiving.com/sofl/SponsorAnAthlete5K.

WHEN:    Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m., with the race scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. Once the race begins, festivities in the “Olympic Village” also will get underway.

WHERE:    Gulliver Preparatory School
6575 North Kendall Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156

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