JCC to host special games and barbecue
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JCC to host special games and barbecue

Taken at last year’s special games event. (Courtesy JCCOTP)
Taken at last year’s special games event. (Courtesy JCCOTP)

The Chuck Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is hosting its annual Special Games on Sunday, September 30. The field day provides children, teens, and adults who are differently-abled the opportunity to engage in physical activity and interact with others in a friendly, supportive environment. Activities, from 12 to 2:30 p.m., include golf putt, basketball, softball and lacrosse throw, Frisbee and bean bag toss, beach volleyball, and more. Nearly 200 athletes and volunteers will gather on the JCC fields to participate and then celebrate at an end-of-day barbecue.

“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,” said 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 seeking volunteers, participants, and sponsors. For information, call Mindy Liebowitz at (201) 408-1490 or email mliebowitz@jccotp.org.

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