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Special Needs Games Commence on Sunday at the JCC

Tenafly–The Chuck Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will host its annual Special Games event for children and adults with special needs on Sunday, September 21. The Games provide children, teens and adults who are differently-abled with opportunities to engage in physical activity and interact with others in a friendly, supportive environment.

The children’s session, from 12-1 p.m., will be followed by two hours of fun for adults. Activities for the day include golf putt, basketball, softball throw, Frisbee toss, scooter races, bean bag toss, beach ball bop, and more. Nearly 200 athletes and volunteers will gather on the fields of the JCC to participate in this popular event and then celebrate their success with a lively, end-of-day barbecue.

“The Games are a volunteer-led 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 at every event station and activity they participate in, and the enthusiastic volunteers who help and cheer on the participants really give these athletes a great sense of accomplishment and pride.”

The JCC is currently seeking volunteers and participants. For more information, to volunteer for the event or to be a sponsor, contact Mindy Liebowitz at 201.408.1490 or [email protected].

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