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JCC Chuck Guttenberg Center Plans Annual Field Day Event and Barbecue

(Courtesy of Guttenberg Center) The Chuck Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will host its annual Special Games on Sunday, September 22, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. This field day provides individuals with disabilities, ages 4-70, with the opportunity to engage in physical activity and interact with others in a friendly, supportive environment. Activities include soccer kick, golf putt, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse throw, and other fun events. Nearly 200 athletes and volunteers will gather on the JCC fields to participate in this popular event and celebrate their success with a lively end-of-day kosher barbecue with DJ entertainment. Event will be held rain or shine.

“The Games are a volunteer-run event and a wonderful experience for everyone who gets involved, so we encourage people to both participate and volunteer,” says Guttenberg Center for Special Services Director Shelley Levy. “All participants receive ribbons for every event, and the enthusiastic volunteers who help and cheer them on provide a sense of community, giving these athletes a great sense of accomplishment and pride.”

Cost is $10 for participants and includes a T-shirt. If you’re interested in volunteering, participating or sponsoring, please contact Mindy Liebowitz at 201.408.1490 or [email protected].

Special Games is held by The Chuck Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged, established by Adele and Bill Guttenberg in loving memory of their son, Chuck. It provides vital services for children, teens and adults with autism as well as numerous developmental and physical challenges.

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