Easter Seals New York Races to Saratoga, and it's 'Wins for Kids' by a Nose!

Aug 17, 2012, 09:38 ET from Easter Seals New York

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York is hosting its 3rd Annual 'Wins for Kids' event on Saturday, August 18th at the Saratoga Race Track. The event is an annual fundraiser to benefit Camp Colonie, a fully accessible summer camp that serves more than 68 children in the Capital District. Wins for Kids promises to be an exciting afternoon by the track, full of horse racing, cocktails, gourmet food stations, and an auction featuring fantastic items like the 'Kentucky Derby Package,' giving everyone the opportunity to bid (www.biddingforgood.com/eastersealsny).

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"We are thrilled to be able to host such an exciting and successful event that supports Easter Seals New York's mission of providing children with disabilities or special needs with an exceptional camp environment at Camp Colonie," says Richard Lauricella, Chairman of Easter Seals New York's Capital District Board.

Camp Colonie, serving the Capital District and beyond, is a recreational and educational camp for children with disabilities and their typically developing peers. The camp goes beyond traditional summer day camp activities by ensuring each camper's educational goals and objectives are addressed through a full-day, approved 'School Without Walls' program. This allows students with twelve-month Individual Education Plans (IEPs) to continue to have their educational and developmental needs met, while enjoying traditional camp activities. Licensed therapists also provide speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

At Wins for Kids, Easter Seals New York and Wilson Elser will also be presenting 'The Wilson Elser Community Achievement Award' to HANYS Solutions, in honor of their wonderful generosity and support they have given to Camp Colonie and Easter Seals New York. 

"We are very excited to be able to honor HANYS Solutions this year at Wins for Kids," says John McGrath, Executive Director of Easter Seals New York, "we are deeply grateful for their compassion for children with disabilities and special needs."

This year's event will have an extra flair, as Easter Seals is inviting the organization's top donors from across the region to participate. Attendees will represent some of the nation's largest and most successful companies.

For more information about Wins for Kids, please contact Kevin Mullen at kmullen@eastersealsny.org.

About Easter Seals New York
Easter Seals is the nation's leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental, physical, and mental disabilities, and other special needs. Easter Seals New York provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For more than 90 years, Easter Seals New York has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them.  For more information, please visit www.eastersealsny.org.

Hayrim Byun
Easter Seals New York
(212) 220-2290

SOURCE Easter Seals New York