Super Saturdays Fundraising Push Enables Fun-Filled Activities
The next major fundraiser for the Super Saturdays Program is the Second Annual Sprint on April 28.
Super Saturdays, a 14-year-old program unique to Braintree, provides an opportunity for children with special needs to build friendships, gain independence and develop new skills in a safe and caring environment.
Representatives for the group spoke with members of the Town Council Tuesday night, urging the council to help spread the word about Super Saturdays, especially its Second Annual Sprint for Super Saturdays on April 28. Along with a golf tournament later this year, the 5K walk and run is a major source of funding for the program, which does not receive federal or state resources.
"There are many programs in Braintree that only happen in Braintree and they are amazing," Councilor Sean Powers said. "This is one of them."
Much of the nonprofit's funding comes from individuals and local businesses, a fact that prompted Councilor Paul "Dan" Clifford to suggest the council encourage corporations with local ties to contribute as well.
Other activities this year include trips to Canobie Lake, the Science Museum and Castle Island.
Last year, 300 people participated in the Sprint for Super Saturdays 5K, raising more than $7,000.
"It can't be done without money," Council President Charles Kokoros said.
For more information about Super Saturdays, visit gpvillage.com/supersaturdays. Also see the attached 5K registration form. Right click on it to download and print.
Those interested can also contact Council Clerk Jim Casey at 781-794-8152 to learn how to contribute.