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The Ben Event - Friday Night Kick-Off
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 Friday Night Kick-Off on July 20, 2012 begins at 5:30 p.m. with pregame activities including softball team warm-ups, Jolly Holly the Clown, t-shirt launches and more. The Special Olympics softball game begins at 6:00 p.m. featuring athletes from Lehigh County. The first ball will be thrown by WFMZ Sports Director Troy Hein, who will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies when the action shifts to the Bandshell at 7:15 p.m. Featured will be guest speakers, local dignitaries, and recipients of the Ben Yorgey Memorial Awards. The Large Flowerheads will take the stage at 8 p.m., with a repertoire of classic rock from the 60’s.
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.
Please contact us!
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.heyiknowyou.org!
More About Macungie Memorial Park
Macungie Memorial Park has a play area for children including swings and a slide, but it also is a full-service park with a sizable municipal swimming pool as well as a baby pool as well as tennis courts, and baseball and softball fields. There is a place to barbacue and there are covered picnic tables. Benches are all around the park so visitors can sit back and enjoy the outdoors. However, the bandshell -- which has served the park since 1949 -- is probably the hightlight. A stone building also serves as a community center that meets recreational needs.
In addition to active recreation, the park also plays hosts to many passive recreational events including numerous car shows -- highlighted by the annual Awkscht Fescht -- dog shows, the Lions Flea Market and the Farmer's Market.
Other events here
- WestFest Today, May 25, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm