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This month, a rare opportunity awaits you. You can play ball or take a stroll in your Batman costume (I know you have one) and actually help your community at the same time thanks to the Walk-n-Roll and Wiffle Ball Tournament.
What is UCPCC?
UCPCC stands for United Cerebral Palsy of Central California, and it serves over 1,100 people in the area. Through adult and children’s day programs, community engagement, and support for families, they provide a valuable service to people who have disabilities.
Although their name stands for United Cerebral Palsy, UCP actually helps people with a broad range of disabilities and special needs. UCP was founded in 1949 as a civil rights movement for people with disabilities, and they’re still at it with local affiliates like UCP of Central California. UCPCC’s goal is to create a world “where disability is neither limiting nor defining.” In short, they’re a great organization to go to bat for!
Step Up To the Plate for UCPCC
The Wiffle Ball Tournament is open to all ages and abilities. There are three divisions: 18 and over, ages 13-17, and 12 and under. This is an event the entire family can sign up for. You simply need a team of 3 to 5 players and about 20 bucks per player ($15 for the 12 and under set).
Tickets include a t-shirt and a three-game minimum. Excitingly, there will also be prizes awarded for Best Costume, so wear that Wonder Woman uniform with pride. Alternatively, you could keep it team-themed and try to get the award for Best Uniform. For those who are more competitive, don’t worry, division winners win a prize as well.
Walk-n-Roll around Chukchansi Park
If a leisurely stroll, walk, or roll is more your speed, you can still be part of this fundraising event by signing up for the Walk-n-Roll. A unique way to celebrate Halloween, participants are encouraged to wear costumes. The walk and roll starts at 10 a.m. There will be a Kids Fun Zone, food, and a team spirit competition. Since it’s so close to Halloween, expect candy as well.
If your costume isn’t completed in time, you can wear your shirt that comes with registration. This is an easy way to show support. Again, it’s $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. To register for the Walk-n- Roll, check out the UCPCC website here. Bring a friend, child, or even your boss and help raise money and awareness!
For event updates, make sure to follow UCPCC on Facebook here.