The 30th Annual Leprechaun Run was a Wet Success
It couldn't have been any wetter for the 30th Annual Leprechaun Run, but over 500 runners and walkers braved the rain to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Special Olympics Pennsylvania - Philadelphia. The Leprechaun Run was held on Saturday, March 14th adjacent to the Philadelphia Art Museum and Paine’s Park.
Prior to the race, managers from the Ambler, Langhorne and Philadelphia branches of Sam’s Club presented a check to Special Olympics Pennsylvania from their fundraising efforts equaling more than $200,000! Following the Sam’s Club’s check presentation, participants were welcomed by Philadelphia athlete Lisa Barbour, who thanked participants for coming and led the crowd in reciting the Athlete Oath. Lisa kicked off the race and off they went!
We concluded the Leprechaun Run by presenting awards to the top overall finishers and the top male and female in various age categories. Everyone left wet and with a smile on their face as they said farewell to the 30th annual Leprechaun Run. Click here to view event photos courtesy of TriState Media Productions.
Spring Fling Athlete Dance
The Philadelphia Program hosted a ‘Spring Fling Athlete Dance’ on Saturday and it was a huge success! Current athletes, potential athletes, families and friends all joined us for a few hours of dancing and fun. Organized by our Athlete Committee and supported by Peggy Barbour and Coach Kit, the dance had over 75 people in attendance. Through a $5 door fee, the event even raised approximately $300 for the program! It was a great opportunity for the community to connect outside of practice and competition. The athletes are excited for the next one!