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Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in News |

Kids Helping Kids Festival Features Obstacle Challenge

Kids Helping Kids Festival Features Obstacle Challenge

Calling all mini-engineers! The South Florida Mud Run is bringing a kid-friendly obstacle course to the Kids Helping Kids Festival, and offering children a chance to design their very own obstacle course. The Kids Helping Kids Festival is a community event bringing families together for a day of fun and entertainment, all while raising money for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Sponsored by Alliance Financial Group, the festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 24th at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers.

In addition to the obstacle course, this fun family event will include carnival games, music, dance groups, food vendors, rock walls, and a clinic hosted by the FGCU Men’s basketball team.  Tickets are $10 for children 12 and under, $15 for adults, $50 for a VIP individual ticket, and $125 for VIP family admission. VIP admission includes unlimited activities, two food tickets, unlimited drink tickets, access to the VIP tent, which includes beer, food, football, and a silent auction

All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Barbara’s Friends, an organization dedicated to providing resources to help with the treatment and educational needs of the pediatric oncology and hematology patients at The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, has helped to organize the event, which is meant to bring families together while supporting this powerful cause. In their ongoing support of the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, The South Florida Mud Run is happy to provide the event with a kid-friendly obstacle course and course design activity.

All gifts to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign support the construction of a new state-of-the-art, 128-bed, comprehensive pediatric health care facility on the grounds of Health Park Medical Center.  B. Thomas Golisano, a resident of Naples and noted philanthropist, pledged to match dollar-for-dollar all Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign contributions up to $20 million.

“This gift comes as my personal commitment to help Lee Memorial Health System build a hospital where all children in Southwest Florida will receive the best possible care close to home,” Mr. Golisano says. “I hope this gift helps leverage support from others in the region and motivates everyone to contribute in a meaningful way to this endeavor.”

Dustin Edwards and Stefanie Ink-Edwards founded the South Florida Mud Run in early 2012. The Mud Run was created as a unique fundraising event that not only would raise money for a worthy cause, but also promote an active lifestyle in a family friendly way. This event will contribute 100 percent of its net proceeds to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida to help build a new tower for the hospital. This year’s event takes place on January 11, 2014 at the Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. For more information or to register, email southfloridamudrun@gmail.com or visit http://southfloirdamudrun.com.