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Ak Anchorage: 7:21/2018 ARC Disability Pride

 
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Fidgit (Melinda Deal)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:02 am    Post subject: Ak Anchorage: 7:21/2018 ARC Disability Pride Reply with quote

Event Name: Arc of Anchorage Alaska Disability Pride Event
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 1030 - 1400 / 10:30am - 2:00pm
Venue/Location: South Anchorage Sports Park, 769 W Klatt Rd., Anchorage, AK 99515
Host Unit: 501st Legion Alaskan Garrison
Guest Units/Groups: Rebel Legion Endor Base
Number of Members: 6
Members Present:

Jawa - Jacqueline Y. (DZ 99507)
Darth Vader: ESB - Jake S. (SL 99504)
Imperial Support Crew (ISC) - Jen W. (IC 84864)
Imperial Support Crew (ISC) - Josh D.
Ray: The Force Awakens - Melinda D.
Kylo Ren: The Force Awakens - Sara S. (DS 22113)

Event Summary: Celebrating Disability Pride, the anniversary of the ADA, and a new inclusive playgrounds in Anchorage! This FREE event featured vendor booths with free stuff and fun activities including bocce ball, face painting, and art projects! Various speakers will be present including ADA coordinators and Paralympic athletes, a performance by the Underground Dance Company, and sensory-friendly story time from Loussac library! This event was sponsored by Hope Community Resources, the Arc of Anchorage, Stone Soup Group, and the Anchorage Park Foundation. The Alaskan-based Star Wars groups, a huge favorite of the special needs communities in Alaska, were excited to be present to celebrate the opening of the new inclusive playground. Interacting with thousands of patrons, taking photos, and playing with the youth on the playground; the Alaskan Star Wars groups brought enormous smiles and joy to everyone present!
Approximate # Patrons Present: 5000+
Charity Supported and Amount Raised for Them:3 Hours on Patrol for Hope Community Resources, the Arc of Anchorage, Stone Soup Group, and the Anchorage Park Foundation, raising $0 in donations, 3 hours (valued at $1,800)

(Total Donation = (Monetary Donation) + ((# Members present) * ($100/hr) * (Event Time))
$1,800 = $0 + (6 * 100/hr * 3 hrs)

Link to a Public Photo Gallery: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Nxy2mSD6TVxjpF6CA
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