COME DRESSED in your British best to celebrate HM The Queen’s 60 years as monarch and Great Britain’s heritage and culture while fundraising for GEORGE (part of St George’s Society) and Disabled Sports USA. There will be pre-race festivities near the band-shell from 6:30pm, as well as prizes and photo opportunities for the best costumes representing a decade of the Queen’s reign. But don’t worry if you are more reserved, costumes are encouraged but not compulsory!
Additionally – Play Rugby USA in partnership with Premiership Rugby will be onsite with us for a Rugby Skills & Games Challenge. The clinic will feature 12 community coaches from each of the 12 English Premiership Rugby Teams along with some of the budding athletes in the Play Rugby USA program. Check back for details as the event date nears.Details:- Website: http://www.tinyurl.com/greatbritishrun Central Park, the Bandshell Area (enter at 72nd Street) New York, New York Thursday, May 31, Registration Closing Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @ 11:59pm US/Eastern
About The St. George’s Society
The St. George’s Society of New York is a charitable organization as well as a fellowship society. Founded in 1770 by English settlers for the purpose of offering “advice and relief” to fellow Englishmen in need or distress, its mission today is to assist elderly or disabled residents in the New York area of British and Commonwealth heritage.
The Society is an influential network for expatriates and anglophiles and hosts a variety of events each month.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO, is the Society’s Patron; and for over a century each serving British Consul-General in New York has been the Society’s Honorary President. “Let mercy be our boast and shame our only fear”
GEORGE is the St. George’s Society’s new brand for the vibrant, dynamic professional from the UK, Commonwealth and our American friends. GEORGE offers the opportunity for this community to celebrate their joint heritage whilst helping fellow nationals.
About Disabled Sports USA
Mission Statement: “The mission of Disabled Sports USA is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.”
What is Disabled Sports USA?: A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.
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