The number 1 reason you should sign up for Lakeshore Foundation’s Amazing Race this Saturday, June 2

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Nick Cotumaccio and team from last year’s Amazing Race. Photo submitted.

Lakeshore’s Amazing Race presented by Balch & Bingham LLP, Portfolio Recovery Associates, Vulcan Materials Company and more is 2 days away! Here’s the link to register a team for Lakeshore Foundation’s Amazing Race—one of Birmingham’s most beloved fundraising events on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m to 12 p.m.

It’s the 10th anniversary edition of a very interactive community event, a fun race where teams push their limits a bit and challenge themselves. It’s all about sharing the message that physical achievement is a possibility for everyone.

These sponsors make Lakeshore’s Amazing Race possible:

  • Balch & Bingham
  • Portfolio Recovery Associates
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • American
  • Barber Companies
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • Protective Life
Hashtag Goals

So, you love Birmingham and want to do something for your community. Something like helping people stay active and healthy. Oh, and you want to do it this weekend? Perfect!

A team for Lakeshore’s Amazing Race works together on one of the race challenges. Via Lakeshore Foundation.

Crush that goal of yours (because it’s a good one) and register for Saturday’s race. Helping your community? Check. You are seriously (#) impressive.

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Having fun at the Youth Paralympic Experience. Photo submitted.

“The Amazing Race is one of my favorite community outreach activities of the year that helps introduce the entire Lakeshore Foundation Campus and all it offers to our community,” said Nick Cotumaccio, a past race participant.

“It provides fun and interactive events that help build awareness of the capabilities of people with disabilities. My entire family has participated in the event, and we look forward to it each year. Keep up the great work!”

The Details

Lakeshore’s Amazing Race is a popular and successful community event hosted by Lakeshore Foundation’s Junior Board. The event is a unique blend of fundraising and outreach to encourage community involvement and disability awareness.

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Amazing Race participants in a blindfolded archery challenge. Photo via Lakeshore Foundation.

Participants race in teams of four to complete fun and interactive challenges. These challenges are set up throughout Lakeshore’s 45-acre campus and are specifically designed to promote the programs and resources available at Lakeshore.

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Walker Wells, a member of the 2013 Amazing Race Team Jones Walker. They won! Photo via Lakeshore Foundation.

“Come celebrate ten years of Lakeshore’s Amazing Race with a friendly competition and physical fitness,” said Lakeshore’s Junior Board President, Eric Hess.

“If you’ve never been to Lakeshore, this is a great way to learn about everything we offer our members. You can participate by becoming a sponsor or registering a team or both!”

Registration Is Easy
  • Individual teams: Entry fee is $300 ($75 per person) for a team of four.
  • Team members must be at least seven years old.
  • Corporate teams: Entry fee is $500 for a team of four.

When:
Saturday, June 2, 2018
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where:
Lakeshore Foundation
4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
lakeshore.org

Timeline:

  • 8 a.m.-team registration
  • 8:50 a.m.-welcome, race rules and warmup
  • 9 a.m.-race begins
  • 12 p.m.-food, drinks, live entertainment, awards and prizes
Via Lakeshore Foundation

Physical activity is at the heart of everything they do.

Your participation this Saturday helps Lakeshore continue to help our community through a combination of sports, recreation, advocacy and research. The foundation is all about making sure everyone is able to get fit and have a good time.

At the heart of it all, they are:

  • A nonprofit with lots of activities for adults and youth, as well as being a place for special events and tournaments
  • A world-renowned workout facility with state-of-the-art equipment
  • The place where the USA Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Basketball teams train
  • A working platform for advocacy and research
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Aquatics and fitness classes at the Lakeshore Foundation
An Active City For Everyone

Because of facilities like the Lakeshore Foundation, folks consider us a hub for community inclusion, health and wellness. Let’s keep it up, y’all.

 “Our mission is to enable people with physical disabilities and chronic health conditions to lead healthy, active and independent lifestyles,” Hess said.

With the Amazing Race, Lakeshore continues to make a big difference in the lives of othersnot only in Birminghambut around the world.

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