Snoqualmie Valley Record


5k fundraiser for Bridge Academy is Oct. 12

October 7, 2013 · 9:40 AM

Bridge Academy staff and founders relax on one of the giant beanbags that will make the Academy a relaxed and comfortable place for individuals with disabilities to work on their goals. Pictured from left are Sally Coomer and Cindy O’Neill, founders of the Bridge of Promise, Erin McCallum, fundraising consultant, and Amy Frentzen, director of the soon-to-open academy. / Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Bridge of Promise, now in its eighth year, has expanded its programming with Bridge Academy, a year-round program focused on building educational and social skills for young adults with disabilities. To raise funds for the new program, which launched Sept. 3 in Carnation, organizers are hosting a 5K fun run, the Run, Walk & Roll, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Snoqualmie’s Centennial Fields Park.

Register by Saturday, Oct. 6 for the event, which will include live music, food, drink and prizes for the best costumes. Cost is $50, or $35 for families, clients and employees of the Special Care Agency. Participants receive a T-shirt, a bratwurst, and a beverage.

Organizers hope to bring in 200 participants, which would raise enough to fully fund the Bridge Academy’s transportation outings.  To register, visit www.bridgeofpromise.org. For more information, call (425) 549-0500, or send e-mail to contact@bridgeofpromise.org.



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