Who Will Hold The Coveted Championship Titles at Unicorn Children's Foundation Pongfest & Unicorn Derby? (July 13, 2012)
.Boca Raton FL – July 13, 2012 – Unicorn Children’s Foundation and Rapoport’s Restaurant Group have teamed up to bring 2 unique activities to Bogart’s Bar & Grille in Boca Raton on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 6-9pm. Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012 is the merging of two basic ideas: the conviction that we need to help those with special needs, and the insight that we can have a great time while doing it! Approximately 150 people are anticipated to participate in the Inaugural Pongfest & Unicorn Derby. The main events include a recreational table tennis tournament and Unicorn races. Pongfest offers 3 levels of competition for singles or doubles. The Unicorn Derby allows participants to own their own Unicorn and participate in our races. This event is open to anyone who would like to support the cause – no mad ping pong or jockeying skills are required. Proceeds from this event will support the creation of Unicorn Village Academy, an innovative high school in Boca Raton for special needs student. This high school will allow students ages 14-21 to discover and explore their own interests, pursue their own goals, and prepare them for transition to work, college, and full participation in the communities in which they live. Who will walk away with the coveted Championship titles at Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012? Individual Pong Entry is $40 per person; Doubles Tournament Entry is $75 per team; become the proud owner of your own Unicorn at $100; Spectators may join at $25 per person. All participants will receive 2 complimentary cocktails and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres. Tickets may be purchased online at www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/pongfest . Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012 is part of Boca Festival Days (a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August) and is facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. For more information on Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012, Unicorn Children’s Foundation, or Unicorn Village Academy, please call (561) 620-9377 or visit www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org. About the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Unicorn Children's Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to children and young adults with developmental, communication, and learning disorders so that they have every opportunity to lead productive and fulfilling lives through the support of education, awareness, and research initiatives. Unicorn Children’s Foundation was founded by Mark Rosenbloom, MD shortly after his three year old son was diagnosed with a severe communication disorder. Up until that time, he had been told by numerous professionals that his son, who was not yet speaking, would "grow out of it." But he didn't. Since it’s inception in 1994, Unicorn Children’s Foundation key objective was to provide hope and answers for the families of children affected by a developmental, communication, or learning disorder. This is accomplished by using education, awareness, and research to promote early identification of symptoms associated with ADHD, autism, bipolar, dyslexia and other learning disorders; developing and disseminating worldwide ground-breaking and extensive evaluation and treatment guidelines; fostering communication and collaboration between parents, professionals and policy makers to promote learning and increased awareness; and providing adequate tools and resources to better meet the needs of our beneficiaries.