Adult Field Day

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Palmetto Islands County Park (Sweet Gum Meadow)

444 Needlerush Parkway

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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WHO: Going Places has partnered with On Purpose Adventures to host our first annual Adult Field Day!

WHY: What day at school did you look forward too most as a kid? What day was filled with so much fun and joy? FIELD DAY! We are recreating that childhood memory of joy with an adult spin to it to raise money to buy a new bike for all 425 disadvantaged kids who attend Sanders-Clyde Elementary!

HOW: 12 teams, max, 6-10 people per team. For every $500 teams raise prior to the event, they will receive 1pt in advance towards winning.

***Teams interested in raising money to earn points can email: info@GoingPlacesNonprofit.org for information on how

PRIZES: EVERY participant of Adult Field Day will receive 1 free pass to CryoEvolution! 1st place prize for both divisions will be vouchers for Saltwater Cycle AND 3 passes to CryoEvolution, 2nd place is a VIP table valued OR $150 happy hour or brunch tab at Republic, 3rd place is a gift card for Nature Adventures.

GAMES: Some of the games included are: three-legged race, crab walk, spoon relay, bear crawl, gloved ball toss, wheelbarrow, tandem skis, combat archery, tug-of-war, water relay, and so much more!

COST: $400/team, 6-10 people/team. If you have a team of 10 people, that's only $40/per person! Your ticket includes your participation in the games, 1 meal choice, and 3 beers!

BENEFICIARY: The money raised from ticket sales and sponsorships will go towards buying bikes, locks, and helmets for all 425 disadvantaged kids who attend Sanders-Clyde Elementary. We will host a surprise bike reveal at the school on May 20th!

PURPOSE: Numerous organizations focus on providing the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter, yet one thing often overlooked for children is their social-emotional need for joy. For many kids living in poverty, it is when they get home from school that the real stress begins.

These kids can live in less-than-desirable and unpredictable circumstances, and a bike provides them with a sense of freedom, escape, and a way to destress while exercising. It also builds self-worth by being the first item of value they can call their own, which builds their self-confidence. Riding a bike is also a means to return innocence when often times, it has been taken from them. We often forget about all of the factors that can negatively affect disadvantaged kids social-emotional health and how joy can play a pivotal part in restoring it.

A person may have all of the basic needs in life, but what kind of life is one without joy? What kind of adult will a child grow up to be if they have lacked joy?

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"Special thanks to Premier Physical Therapy for donating a First Aid Tent during the event for participants. Hopefully, no one will get hurt, but in the event of an injury, the skilled staff from Premier will be on-site to provide care. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (843) 797-5167 or visit www.premierphysicaltherapy.us

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Palmetto Islands County Park (Sweet Gum Meadow)

444 Needlerush Parkway

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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