Come to the 5th Annual Carroll Center Walk for INDEPENDENCE, their only event of the year. This event gives you an opportunity to walk the grounds, participate in unique and fun events, and meet all the amazing people who receive and provide services at the center. Additionally, guide dogs and family pets are welcome to walk. It’s a great day with music, a cookout, and all kinds of games and giveaways. All of the activities offer unique opportunities for both sighted and visually impaired people to participate. For example, instead of baseball, they have beepball, where the ball “beeps” and this enables the kids with visual impairments to know when to swing. The same accessibility occurs with a putt putt golf game.
The day is designed to engage everyone and show kids, their friends, families, and the community how active and independent blind and visually impaired people can be. As neighbors within the community, this event will bring all who attend closer to understanding our differences.
This year, students 16 and under are free which means they can attend the event together, use teamwork to fundraise for their team, and even win prizes for participation. This day is the perfect combination of fun, education, inclusion, and community.
To donate or register head to carroll.org/walk.
May 21, 10 am – 2:00 pm
770 Centre Street, Newton