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2008 NAC Kids Olympics Celebrates the Achievements and Persevering Spirits of Hundreds of Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Riverbank State Park
Date:6/18/2008

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 21, 2008, New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a New York City-based child welfare agency exclusively serving children with severe disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, will hold its 3rd Annual NAC Kids Olympics at Riverbank State Park in Upper Manhattan from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm rain or shine.

600 - 800 children with disabilities, their siblings and family members are expected to participate in the 2008 NAC Olympics. The activities of the day will include everything from relay races (with and without wheelchairs) to ring tosses and also basketball competitions. For many NAC children, this will be a chance to participate in physical activities which generally are not part of their daily lives. Many of the children competing in the Olympic games have multiple disabilities and/or developmental delays; others use wheelchairs or have limited mobility. What will be most inspiring about this event is that NAC's children will be out on the field giving their all to win an Olympic Medal. Most of our children are living in poverty; many have had more surgeries than birthdays; and too many have lived the first years of their life in sterile hospital wards, not out of medical necessity but because their families could not care for them at home. Regardless if they come in first place or not, June 21st will be a day when all NAC children are champions!

We are expecting over 200 volunteers from the community as well as prominent friends and politicians to participate in the day's activities.

Sponsors for the event are: News Corporation, Societe Generale Group, Pepsico, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and Gatorade.

About NAC

Annually, NAC serves 800 low-income, medically fragile children and their families throughout the metropolitan area. We help children with severe disabilities and/or chronic illnesses achieve permanent and stable lives by enabling them to stay with their birth families through intensive family support services or help them to be adopted by loving and nurturing foster families. Previous to coming to NAC, many of these children resided in hospitals, not because of medical need, but because their parents simply could not care for them at home. More than 50% of our children have multiple diagnoses, and approximately 40% use wheelchairs. Diagnoses include spina bifida, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, traumatic brain injury, brittle bone disease, autism or other chronic illnesses or disabilities. Through intensive family support, medical, mental health, educational, and recreational services, NAC helps our city's most vulnerable children reach for and realize their dreams. Today, NAC children are not only living with nurturing families but they are attending college, working in the community, and succeeding in areas never thought possible.

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2008 NAC Olympics Schedule

12:15 pm Opening Ceremonies

12:45 pm NAC Olympian Parade

1:00-3:00 pm Olympic Competitions

3:00-3:30 pm Medals & Closing Ceremonies

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Event Date: Saturday, June 21, 2008

Event Time: 12:00 noon - 3:30 pm

Event Place: Riverbank State Park, (679 Riverside Drive @ 145th Street,

NY, NY 10032)

Contact Person: Jenny Traslavina

New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

212-696-1550, ext 251 (office)

646-643-2869 (cell)

jtraslavina@nac-inc.org

or

Kenny Juarez

The Abernathy MacGregor Group

212-371-5999 (office)

917-324-3922 (cell)

kwj@abmac.com http://www.abmac.com/


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