I know there are lots of KFDC readers who adore Arts on the Horizon productions. Their performances for children are so delightful, inspired, and fun, and even though my kids have aged out of them, we all still recall them as some of our favorites from their early years.
This is why I know fans will be excited to learn about the very first Arts on the Horizon 5k Fundraiser! On Saturday, September 29, you can join them in Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria for a run/walk to support their arts education programs and performances and enjoy some family fun.
The festivities will start at 7:30am with a pre-run warm-up lead by Fitness on the Run! In addition to the race, they will have activities throughout the morning to offer more fun ways to show your support.
Go here for more details, the full schedule of the events, and a map of the park.
On April 21st, BEST Kids, Inc., a one-on-one mentoring program contracted under CFSA for 150 youth in DC’s foster care system, is hosting its 6th annual Superhero 5K/Fun Run at Hains Point! The race celebrates the heroic supporters that positively impact the lives of the DC’s youth and raises money to support the year-round mentoring program.
Be prepared to enjoy the scenic waterfront area while running along a flat, stroller-friendly course that is suitable for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers for adults and youth, as well as for top fundraisers and best costumes. Roads will close promptly at 7:45am as the 5K race begins at 8am. The 1⁄2 mile kids’ Fun Run will begin at 9am and family activities will be taking place throughout the morning.
Registration is $45, but KFDC readers can get a special discount of $30 using the code KIDFRIENDLY2018 — sign up here!
And visit the BEST Kids website to learn more about their organization and mentoring programs.
Yesterday, when I posted about my commitment to doing my part to help end gun violence, I received a response from a reader who is also an alum of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD). He let me know there are quite a few of them in the DC area, and they have come together to organize a fundraiser to support the victims and families of the shootings in Parkland, FL.
This Tuesday, February 27, join the DC Chapter of #MSDSTRONG at Tony & Joe’s in Georgetown from 6-8pm. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, among other honored guests and speakers, will also be in attendance to honor the victims.
Since the tragedy, over 11,000 MSD alumni nationwide have come together to create the Mobilizing MSD Alumni group. The DC area group is one of 16 local chapters throughout the country that are planning fundraisers, vigils, rallies, and calls to action. There are dozens of MSD DC alumni and this is just the start of their work — there will be more activities in the near future.
Where: Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place | 3000 K St NW
When: Tuesday, February 27, 6-8pm
Admission: Suggested $20 Donation – contribute here
RSVP: Click “Going” here or email MSDAlumniDC@gmail.com
*Please save and show your e-mailed receipt at the door to be recognized as a donor.
If you can’t make it, you can still donate to the fund. All funds raised will go to support the Stoneman Douglas Victims & Families, through the Broward Educational Foundation.
Want to have a “hole” lot of fun and a “wicked” good time while supporting a beloved local organization? Join Adventure Theatre for their Mini Golf Fore Good fundraiser, an event that will benefit DC area kids through their theatre programs, classes, and camps!
On October 29, the ATMTC Academy studios at Wintergreen Plaza in Rockville will be transformed into an 18-hole mini golf course for families to swing their way through. There will also be a Halloween costume contest, a Tricky Tray for a chance to win amazing prizes, fun giveaways, snacks, and more!
Tickets are $10 per person or $100 for a 4-Pack that includes a set tee time with individual golfer benefits, snack packs for four people, and $50 worth of tricky tray tickets.
Leveling the Playing Field, the nonprofit organization dedicated to giving underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports, invites families to participate in the First Annual Field Day Fundraiser this Sunday, May 21! The event is an effort to support their mission of providing free sporting equipment to students in need in the DC area.
Since its launch in 2013, Leveling the Playing Field has distributed over two million dollars worth of sporting equipment to over 400 schools and youth development programs that serve low-income communities. They collect donations of used and new equipment from various sources, the community and sports organizations among them. Donations to LPF allow programs to allocate saved funds towards lowering registration fees, expanding scholarship programs, enhancing existing athletic programs and developing new ones.
Sunday’s Field Day is a great opportunity for the community to support LFP and have a ton of fun. Both kids and adults can participate in the games. Teams will compete against one another for some amazing prizes including sports tickets and memorabilia. Stations will include everything from relay and three-legged races to water balloon and Frisbee toss. And participants will be joined by some of the very kids who have benefited from LPF’s equipment program!
The event will take place in two shifts, from 1-3pm and 3-5pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Registration is $25/person, and you can sign up online in advance here or day of at the event.
This will all take place at Pyle Middle School located at 6311 Wilson Lane in Bethesda, MD. More information is available on the Leveling the Playing Field website.
And PS: They welcome volunteers to help out at their warehouse and with equipment drives, and there’s no age minimum, so it’s a great opportunity for family volunteering!