Kaplen JCC Center will host special games and barbecue
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Kaplen JCC Center will host special games and barbecue

Participants at the special games last year (Courtesy JCCOTP)
Participants at the special games last year (Courtesy JCCOTP)

The Chuck Guttenberg Center for Special Services at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly hosts its annual Special Games on Sunday, September 25, 12-2:30 p.m. The field day provides children, teens, and adults who are differently abled with the opportunity to engage in physical activity and interact with others in a friendly, supportive environment.

Activities 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 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,” Shelley Levy, the Guttenberg Center’s director, said. “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.

The Chuck Guttenberg Center for Special Services was established by Adele and Bill Guttenberg in loving memory of their son, Chuck. It provides vital services for children, teens, and adults whose have developmental disabilities, autism, and physical challenges.

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