- Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 13:47
- Written by Super User
Wilmington-The Cape Fear region’s first all accessible race, The Audi of the Cape Fear “Miracles In Motion” with Olsen Farms, will take place Sunday, February 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the Brax Stadium, PPD Miracle Field at Olsen Park (5510 Olsen Park Lane, first right after Laney High School). The race is designed using the concept of the Miracle Field itself; providing for the fun and excitement of EVERY person, using whatever ability they have, to the greatest of his or her ability without impediments.
The race, timed by GO-Time, race management, will begin with the gun from Wilmington’s newly crowned Miss Outstanding Teen, Miss Kenzie Hansley, whose platform has been the Miracle League and Special Olympics at 2:00 on the PPD Miracle Field. The race course will utilize the paved surfaces in and around Olsen Park. At the conclusion of the race, Audi of the Cape fear will feature a photo booth for all the racers to have their picture taken, there will be prizes for the top racers from LM Restaurants and a feast of snacks from Buffalo Wild Wings along with accessible games and pick up sports provided by the students from UNCW Leadership, Special Education and Recreational Therapy. Community Partners: UCP/Easter Seals of Wilmington, Coastal Therapeutic Riding Center, Special Olympics and more will be on hand with tents to give out information to participants as well! Registration for the race is open at: http://its-go-time.com/miracles-in-motion-february-16 Or by going to the Miracle League Website and clicking on the race link: http://miracleleaguewilm.org
We are so grateful for our sponsors for this event!
The Audi of the Cape Fear, Olsen Farms, Katherine McKenzie, Murchison, Taylor, and Gibson, Bayada Health, Go-Time,Cape Fear Pediatric, CBS WILM, Buffalo Wild Wings, LM Restaurants,
KidsVilleNews, Sweet and Savory Staff, Sweet and Savory, Hampton Inn Landfall Park and Suites, Judy Girdard, Maxim Health, PortCityRadio, PortCityDaily.com,Wilmington Treatment Center, UCP/Easter Seals of Wilmington, NHC Special Olympics, Shipman and Wright, LLP, and VIP Limo and VIP Party Bus
About the Miracle League and Access Wilmington: The Grand Opening for the Brax Stadium PPD Miracle Field and the Kiwanis Miracle Playground at Olsen Park took place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Wilmington. The field has a special rubberized turf playing surface that enables individuals with mobility issues to participate in a variety of different sports. Bases are inlaid to allow participants utilizing wheelchairs and other mobility devices freedom to navigate. Unlike miracle fields in other parts of the country, the Wilmington field was built to accommodate adults as well as children. Users of the field include children from special education classes, nursing home residents, veterans programs participants including Wounded Warriors and Special Olympics athletes. Adjacent to the Miracle Field is the Kiwanis Miracle Playground which is the largest accessible playground in the southeast. Earlier this year, 150 volunteers came out for playground build day. The playground was funded with a combination of Wilmington and New Hanover County bond funds, donations from the local Kiwanis Club and Wilmington Believes in Miracles campaign.