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updated: 5/10/2013 4:55 PM

Walk to improve athletic program at Kirk School in Palatine

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Submitted by Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization

Kirk School in Palatine will be hosting a Community Walk and Wheel-a-thon Sunday, May 19, to raise funds for adapted athletic equipment and field improvement.

Kirk School is a public special day school run by the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) with 180 students ranging in age from 5-22 with significant (moderate to severe/profound) cognitive, physical and/or multiple disabilities. The students come from several districts in the Northwest suburbs to receive an adapted curriculum and educational programming.

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The athletic field improvement project consists of different phases to make the field behind Kirk's parking lot of use for special needs students. It includes fencing in the area, adding a track, and putting in exercise equipment for high school-aged students and young adults.

The Walk and Wheel-a-thon starts at the school, 520 S. Plum Grove Road, with registration at 12:30 p.m. The participants will take a 1.25 mile walk or "wheel" through the neighborhood.

Following the walk, there will be carnival games and activities, music, refreshments, raffles, and a silent auction.

For information, contact Jill Anderson (janderson@nsseo.org) or Kim Dungan (kdungan@nsseo.org) at Kirk School, (847) 485-2600.

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