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Dance-a-thon in Streamwood to support special recreation group

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All are invited to travel back in time with Northwest Special Recreation Association and Special Leisure Services Foundation at the first "Back to the Amazing '80s Dance-A-Thon."

The event is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Park Place Family Recreation Center in Streamwood. Registration is required, and the minimum pledge is $25.

Prizes are available for each pledge level achieved thereafter. To register, visit or call (847) 392-2848.

NWSRA is an extension of 17 park districts in the Northwest suburbs established in 1973, providing recreational opportunities to children and adults with disabilities. In 2010, NWSRA received more than 21,000 registrations in more than 2,000 programs. NWSRA provides special events, trips, leisure education, inclusion services, Special Olympics, Paralympic and Unified Sports opportunities and weekly programs.

SLSF is the fundraising arm of NWSRA. The foundation raises funds through a variety of means to support five focuses of NWSRA programs: accessible transportation, the Kevin T. Kendrigan Memorial Scholarship Program, general program support, inclusion opportunities and Special Olympics, Paralympic and Unified Sports opportunities.