WHO… Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment & the Arts is a non-profit 24-hour residential and educational treatment center that serves 76 children who live on campus and an additional 80-90 day students who attend their nonpublic school day program in Murrieta, CA. A second campus in Perris, CA serves an additional 45 students. Children and youth are admitted with a variety of psychological, social, emotional, behavioral, medical and neurological problems with concurrent behavioral difficulties, school problems, family dysfunction and alcohol or substance abuse. Many of the children have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse or other traumatic experiences. In addition, Oak Grove Center offers educational programs and services to children with autism.
WHAT… The 1st Annual Oak Grove Center Walk-A-Thon is a friendly community walk around a quarter mile track located at the Murrieta campus. Walkers, runners, baby strollers, and senior scooters are invited to walk or run as much as they wish between 8:30am and 11am.
Registration for participants is $20. However, the registration fee will be waived for individuals who raise $75 or more. Participants are encouraged to visit http://www.active.com/donate/TeamOakGrove to set up their own personal fundraising page for friends and family to support them in the walk-a-thon.
Additional details of the event include a fun jump for kids and food vendors like Juice It Up, Fired Up Mobile Pizza, and Charley’s Subs. Entertainment will be provided by DJ James Genes from Day & Night DJ Service.
WHY… The 1st Annual Oak Grove Center Walk-A-Thon is a fundraiser for two separate programs. First, Oak Grove is approximately halfway to their goal of raising $1 million to build a gym/multipurpose room on their Murrieta campus. In addition, Oak Grove Center will be hosting a summer camp for the Autism program from June 27th to July 8th. The Autism Camp will serve to continue the momentum that children with autism build during the school year, so they can continue their success when school resumes in the fall.
WHEN… Saturday, May 14th, 2011 @ 8:30am
WHERE… Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment & The Arts – 24275 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562
ADMISSION… Registration fee for the walkathon is $20. However, the registration fee will be waived for individuals who raise $75 or more in pledges.
Press Release provided by PEAR Public Relations .