Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Nassau County and Let All The Children Play Foundation (LATCP) will be hosting Nassau County Inclusion Day on Sunday, September 21st from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Accessible Playground area located in Field 4 in Eisenhower Park. Admission is free so bring the whole family!
Nassau County Inclusion Day is a special day to promote inclusion through sport and play. Activities will include: inclusive sports clinics with Hofstra University’s Athletic Department, a baseball game with the Miracle League; Art Therapy with Hofstra University’s Creative Arts Therapy Program, fitness program with Eric Chessen and Autism Fitness, and concerts performed by the FREE Drum Line Group & The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County Singers.
The LATCP Accessible Playground is proudly sponsored by ASTORIA Bank. Benefactor and Sponsorship Opportunities are available, for more information, please contact: Shea Shapiro by phone at: (516) 597-4937 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the LATCP website at: http://www.latcp.org.
About Let All The Children Play Foundation
Let All The Children Play Foundation (LATCP) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and dignity of all children by developing accessible playgrounds and inclusive recreation programs allowing children with disabilities the opportunity to experience play, side-by-side, with their able-bodied peers. LATCP recognizes the right of everyone to be included through sports and play projects and programs that improve recreational opportunities for all children and young adults within the community. LATCP understands the vital benefits of play and looks to level the playing fields for children of all abilities. Without accessible play, children are denied access to a social circle of peers along with being denied the physical and cognitive benefits that play provides.
About Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park, the jewel of Nassau County’s park system, provides over 930 acres of activities which include a swimming pool and fitness center at the world-class Nassau County Aquatic Center, three 18-hole golf courses, a driving range, mini-golf, multiple athletic fields, playgrounds, including a Let All The Children Play inclusive playground for children with disabilities, a 2-mile fitness trail, basketball and tennis courts and summer entertainment at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. In addition, the Park includes a beautiful Memorial to the Nation’s veterans, as well as a Memorial to Nassau County Firefighters and County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.