The 20th annual Pro Sports Challenge, to help the mentally and developmentally challenged of Fairfield County, will be held Saturday June 23 at New Canaan High School from 9 am to 2:30 pm.
The goal of Pro Sports Challenge XXI is for 36 teams to raise $100,000 via corporate, small business and individual sponsorships from donors. Money raised is used to enhance the lives of people with mental retardation who reside at Lower Fairfield Center (LFC) and Associated Group Homes. The Challenge also supports The Family Respite Center that provides relief to families on the Department of Mental Retardation Waiting List.
Over the past 19 years, The Sports Challenge has raised over $1.6-million to help the mentally challenged and those who support them. The event is sponsored in part by AtmosAir Solutions of Fairfield, CT.
The Pro Sports Challenge helps fund an array of services that include providing recreation, refurbishing apartments and purchasing special adaptive equipment. The commitment to continue Pro Sports Challenge is based on knowing that as residents age their needs become more significant.
The games follow an Olympic format with teams consisting of four men and four women. Medals will be presented to winning teams in the gold, silver and bronze category. Prizes will be presented to the Most Enthusiastic Team, the Best-dressed team, the Grand Tug-off winners and for the Challenge Championship. A lunch and a gift bag will be given to all participants.
Pro Sports Challenge XXI is dedicated to the memory of Fritzie Levine, a key founder, who made it her life's work to better the standard of living for the profoundly mentally challenged.
Details about the event and how to participate and donate are at: www.ProSportsChallege.com