Turtle Wing Foundation wants to invite all families, not just those who have children with learning challenges, to join us for a family day of fun at the 10th Annual Jack Hooper Day at the Ballpark and Homerun Derby which will be held on Saturday, May 1 at Wolters Park in Schulenburg (1103 Bohlmann). Hopefully the weather will provide a perfect spring setting for baseball, fun activities, food and music. The event will begin at 8 AM with the 5K Fun Run. Registration is available at www.getmeregistered.com/JackHooperDay5K or forms are available at the Turtle Wing office (1203 S. Kessler Ave., suite 201, Schulenburg). Late registration is also available that morning beginning at 7 AM. After the run, concessions and souvenir booths will be open. The official opening ceremony begins at 10 AM and will highlight the students who received Turtle Wings 2021 academic scholarships and the 5K winners. At 10:30 AM the Silent Auction will begin along with registration for the Corn Hole Tournament and check-in for the MLB Jr. Home Run Derby. On-line registration is required for this year’s Derby and may be done athttps://jrhrd2021.leagueapps.com/events/2015167. The MLB Jr. Home Run Derby is free to enter and is open to all youth 14 years of age and under. Boys and girls are encouraged to enter! The winner will advance to Regionals and the Finals will be held at this year’s World Series! The Kid Zone is also free this year and will open at 11 AM. Of course, the traditional Turtle Races will be happening and will start at noon. There will be music and food all day long with the And Then Crew manning the concession stand with snacks and drinks, and Tom’s BBQ will be tempting everyone with their amazing BBQ meal options. Attendees can also visit the souvenir & information booth to get their own Turtle Wing merchandise or to learn about some of Turtle Wing’s newest projects and partnerships. Closing ceremonies and awards will be held at approximately 2 PM (depending on the progress of the Derby). Turtle Wing’s mission is “helping children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential”. Turtle Wing Foundation’s programming areas include Early Intervention, Supplemental Services and Community Education and Advocacy. The Turtle Wing service area includes Fayette, Colorado, Lavaca and surrounding counties. With summer just around the corner families who have children with learning challenges are encouraged to reach out to Turtle Wing to begin planning for summer camp opportunities, supplemental learning options, social skills outings, and numerous other ways to achieve family support and encouragement. For more information, event registration or to volunteer for the event please visit the Turtle Wing Facebook page, www.turtlewingfoundation.org or call Susie Shank at 979-505-5090.
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