Contact: Camille Carskadon
STARKVILLE, Mississippi — The TK Martin Center for Technology and Disability in the State of Mississippi announces that its 9th annual “Trick or Trot” race will be held on Friday, October 22.
Open to people of all ages, the center invites members of the campus and surrounding communities to run, walk or stroll during the centre’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The mile-long course will feature music and cheer stations for people to hand out candy and stickers, as well as cheer on all runners. Everyone is welcome to wear their Halloween costumes.
“We are thrilled that our annual fun run is back this year! Said McKenzie Foster, teaching assistant at the center. “It’s always such a fun event for our families, the community of Starkville and surrounding areas. It’s a great way for businesses to advertise while supporting our center and the work we do.
The fun “Trick-or-Trot” race will begin at the TK Martin Center and follow a one-mile loop through campus that ends at the facility. Participants can register in person at the center Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at https://ecommerce.msstate.edu/tkmartin/funrun/. The registration fee is $ 25 for individuals and $ 50 for families, which includes registration for up to five members. Proceeds from the event will benefit the preschool and elementary education programs at the TK Martin Center.
“Each year our students and families look forward to the fun ‘Trick or Trot’ race. The stations of acclamation and the enthusiasm surrounding this event remind our students and their families of the support they have in our center and in our great community, ”said Kasee Stratton-Gadke, Principal. “It’s a fun family event, so come run, walk or walk a mile and enjoy supporting our team of world-class educators and therapists. Your participation will have an impact on the lives of many students and families in our community.
The TK Martin Center is home to the Project IMPACT preschool program, which since the fall of 2000 has offered a continuum of free early intervention services to enrich the lives of young children with various special needs and their families. Center services are available five days a week, with classes in the morning and afternoon. These services consist of three preschool classes and an elementary class led by teachers and therapists in special education in early childhood. Students are encouraged to progress in five areas of development including cognition, language, motor skills, adaptation, and social-emotional. In addition to academic education, speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are also offered to those 3 years of age or older who are eligible.
Sponsorship donation packages are available ranging from $ 100 to $ 5,000, including recognition at the event, logo on the banner and signs along the race route. Please contact the center at 662-325-1028 for more information on how to become a sponsor.
Find out more about the TK Martin Center at www.tkmartin.msstate.edu.
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