Special Needs Ping Pong Day Celebrates the Completion of the First Week of School! (August 17, 2012)
Boca Raton FL – August 17, 2012 – Unicorn Children’s Foundation and Rapoport’s Restaurant Group will host a family fun day for students with special needs at Bogart’s Bar & Grille in Boca Raton on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 10am-12pm. Members of the Palm Beach Table Tennis Club have volunteered their time and talent to coach students in recreational ping pong. This event is free of charge and open to the public, but reservations are required. Confirm your spot by calling 561.620.9377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All participants will receive a special gift. The event is a kick-off for Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012 which will be held at Bogart’s Bar & Grille on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 6-9pm. 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 . Proceeds from Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012 will support the building of Unicorn Village Academy, an innovative high school in Boca Raton for special needs students. 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. 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.