The Houston Bar Association and Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen join in partnership to present the 33rd Annual John J. Eikenburg Law Week 8K Fun Run benefiting The Center on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Sam Houston Park Downtown (1100 Bagby Street, 77002). Events begin at 7:15 a.m.
Starting at Sam Houston Park and following a course along the Buffalo Bayou, the event features a competitive 8K Run, a 1-mile Walk, and a 1K non-competitive Kids’ Run, as well as Adopt-a-Walker to allow residents and staff from The Center to participate. Entry fees start at $18 for the 1 Mile Walk; $35 for the 8K, and $250 for group entries. Participants in the event will receive a race day bag that includes event goodies and a T-Shirt. Packet pick-up is Friday, February 16th at The Center from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 17th from 6:30 a.m.- 7:30 a.m. “It is essential for law enforcement to join together with the community for this fun, family-focused event that enhances the programs that are offered at The Center. Even though many of us sustained much devastation due to Hurricane Harvey, I feel it is our responsibility to support the mission set forth by The Center, “says Constable Alan Rosen.
Immediately following race events, participants can enjoy the post-race party for door prizes, cash prizes, awards and the President’s Trophy. During this family-friendly event, enjoy live music by Grand Old Grizzly, food, drinks, and fun activities for all ages. “The generosity and continuous support of the Houston Bar Association and Constable Rosen ensures that The Center is providing the very best opportunities for adults with disabilities to realize and expand their personal potential,” says The Center CEO, Charles C. Canton.
For the past 32 years, the Houston Bar Association’s Law Week Fun Run has raised over $1.3 million for The Center and its programs. “Each year, our organization continues to increase race participants and sponsorships are approaching $100,000. It is important for the HBA’s community outreach to support this one-of-a kind organization that provides essential job training and services to their clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” says Alistair Dawson, Houston Bar Association President.
About The Center
For over six decades, The Center, a nonprofit, United Way partner agency, has empowered individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live meaningful, dignified lives filled with opportunity. Through innovative programs and services in areas like employment training, community living, and day habilitation, we help our clients develop the skills and tools necessary to grow as individuals and participate fully in their community. Always growing and changing, The Center currently serves over 450 adults with I/DD in the Houston area. For more information about The Center, its programs, services, and events call 713.525.8400.