INCLUSION MATTERS By SHANE'S INSPIRATION Celebrates 22nd Annual “RUN, WALK & ROLL” on Sunday, September 22nd in Griffith Park

Grand Marshal Gina Gershon and Special Guests Brian Dietzen & Diona Reasonover (“NCIS”) Help Bring the Joy of PLAY to Children of ALL Abilities Through Social Inclusion

WHAT:

Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration Celebrates its 22nd Annual Run, Walk & Roll on Sunday morning, September 22nd, from 7:00-11:00am. This fun-filled community event welcomes families and children of ALL abilities as they lead teams on a Run, Walk & Roll to raise funds and awareness on behalf of children with disabilities. Participants will enjoy live music, performances, resource booths and complimentary refreshments while having a blast playing at Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration’s first-ever fully inclusive playground in Griffith Park.

WHO:

Actress, singer and author Gina Gershon will serve as the event’s Grand Marshal, and will be joined by special guests Brian Dietzen and Diona Reasonover ("NCIS"). Past Grand Marshals have included Kaley Cuoco, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette,  Jerry O’Connell, and Emma Roberts, to name just a few.

Shane’s Inspiration Co-Founder and “NCIS” Executive Producer Scott Williams will emcee the festivities. Music will be provided by KROQ-FM, and dance troupes from Down for Dance and Versa-Style Dance Company will provide entertainment during the closing ceremony.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT:

Bankshot Basketball is an all-new sport that was invented by Rabbi Reeve Brenner so children of ALL ages and abilities could play a non-exclusionary, non-competitive game of basketball together. The beauty of this particular sport is that it encourages participants to play alongside each other rather than against each other while emphasizing intelligence, practice, and coordination. This Bankshot Basketball project was inspired by a shared love of basketball between Hux Schupfer and his friend, Zach Harrell, who was born with a disability. Hux embarked on this social inclusion project for his Bar Mitzvah, and has been involved in every step of the project from the planning and designing to the building and programming. He has partnered with Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration to create the first fully-inclusive Bankshot Basketball Court in Los Angeles.

WHEN: 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

7:00 am           5k/10k Run Begins, Exhibition Fair Opens

8:00am            Opening Ceremony with Gina Gershon, Grand Marshal

8:30am            Run, Walk & Roll Begins

9:30am            Ribbon-Cutting for Bankshot Basketball Court with Hux Schupfer

10:00am          Closing Ceremony with Dance Performances*

11:00am          Event Concludes

WHERE:

Shane's Inspiration Playground in Griffith Park

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Parking is near the Merry-Go-Round

REGISTRATION:

Participation in the Run, Walk & Roll is FREE.  Go to http://bit.do/WalkRoll2019 to create a personal giving page, then share the link with family, friends and colleagues to raise funds!

ABOUT:

The mission of Inclusion Matters by Shane's Inspiration is to foster social inclusion for children with disabilities through inclusive playgrounds and educational programs worldwide. We are proud to enter our third decade of service celebrating a mission that has grown into a global movement. Our name expansion into Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration reflects our ever increasing commitment to inclusion for ALL through Play, Education and Advocacy. To learn more, please visit www.inclusionmatters.org.

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Media Contact: Coterie Media

Nikki Pesusich | nikki@coteriemedia.com | 818-788-7650

Event Contact:  Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration

Marci Moran | w 818-988-5676 x105 | c 818-378-5032 |  Marci@shanesinspiration.org

 

 

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