Another Jewel of the Ben Event: Ben's Block Party!
The Ben Yorgey Foundation is passionately dedicated to honoring the legacy of Ben Yorgey and generating funds for graduating high school students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley. Ben was driven by an ultimate purpose -- to share his gift of love, and we are all changed people because of it. And through this change, Ben Yorgey Foundation exists to make a positive impact, an impact Ben would be proud of. Never meet a stranger. There is no such thing. Love everyone.
The Ben Yorgey Foundation, which is 501C3, was established in order to raise money to support our goals. The annual vehicle for raising resources is THE BEN EVENT. The event is held in July of each year - Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 this year - at Macungie Memorial Park.
Activities for The Ben Event include a "Friday Night Kick-Off," a 5K race, the 1-mile Fun Walk, Breakfast In The Park, Ben's Block Party, sports events for athletes with special needs, a “Wheels of Time” Cruise Night, Chinese Auction ... AND LOTS MORE!
The Ben Event will host Ben’s Block Party, which will be a hodge-podge of carnival and entertainment activities. Everything is FREE of charge. We will have a moon bounce and carnival games for kids of all ages.
Several vendors will be joining us this year and will offer something fun for children and/or the community, whether it is a game, a craft, an activity, an exercise class, a mascot, etc. In addition to vendors, we will host Jolly Holly the Clown (a Lehigh Valley balloon twister), as well as Shannon Smith, our very own airbrush artist.
The following businesses are providing their mascots for fun mascot games and races: TD Bank, Chick-fil-a, Morning Call, and Red Robin. We will have a variety of emergency vehicles for children to explore, and we will also have a Con-way Freight truck to see.
Bring your family and soak in the fun-filled atmosphere of Ben’s Block Party. Ben would have enjoyed every minute of this event, and he would have loved for you to come join in with him!
We are looking for your support to make The Ben Event a success. Volunteer, participation, donation and sponsorship opportunities are available. Your support will enable the Ben Yorgey Foundation to help the lives of local graduating seniors with special needs.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.heyiknowyou.org!