I was happy to join a morning of fun at Washington Park for Easter Seals New York’s 4th Annual Walk With Me Albany, back on on Saturday May 19, 2012. The great weather contributed to the awesome turnout in Albany New York and more than 200 people participated along with TheDJservice.com. In the end, over $40,000 was raised for the he programs of Easter Seal’s summer camp, Camp Colonie, to benefit children with disabilities and special needs.
Being the Disc Jockey and participating in Easter Seal’s yearly stroll for the second time now, I had a blast along with DJ Maria being a part of the life-changing services. It was great to see all the people come out to benefit children with disabilities and special needs for Easter Seal’s summer Camp Colonie, in Albany.
Camp Colonie, the Easter Seals program that I bring services to yearly, offers an integrated camping experience for children with special needs and their typically developing peers. To ensure the full participation of its campers, the professional staff provides individualized programs that meet each camper’s specific needs. For about five years now, I have brought my brand of karaoke/dance/fun to the camp and all the smiling faces. Camp Colonie is a seven week-long summer camp that integrates special needs children with typically developing children to provide a positive learning and social experience for all involved.
Capital district residents, businesses, organizations and even politicians came together for this year’s Easter Seals New York’s 4th Annual Walk With Me Albany event at Washington Park, laced up and ready for the 2.5 mile family fun walk/run. raise funds for the Easter Seals New York programs for those with disabilities and other special needs at Camp.
Camp Colonie, the beneficiary of the walk, offers a full day recreational summer camp along with an educational program. “School Without Walls” is the only State Department of Education certified program of its kind in New York. Easter Seals New York works with Albany and other school districts to serve local students with disabilities in their fun summer camp setting educationally.
Along with our funky hits blaring over a state-of-the-art BOSE system in front of the stage at Washington Park in Albany, A+ The DJ Service, DJ Kenny Casanova & DJ Maria got together with other area sponsors to make the day a fun one, and a successful one. Facepainting, a dunking booth, kiss a pitbull for a dollar, Best Buy’s Video Game dance challenge, and a bouncey bounce where all part of the fun on a great morning in Albany, NY.
The list of sponsors included CVS Caremark (Easter Seals national premier sponsor), Amway , Century 21, MassMutual, Wilson Elser, A.C.Moore, Target stores, BestBuy, Starbucks, , Papa John’s, Pepsi, Chobani Yogurt, Kohl’s, and our friend Doctor Antonio Marotta of http://marottahealthandwellness.com/
Each walker enjoyed the opportunity to meet and walk with Easter Seals New York Honorary Ambassadors and campers of this summer’s Camp Colonie, as well as Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings who also spoke in the opening address. Last year, Easter Seals New York positively impacted the lives of 18,000 individuals throughout New York State and we expect that after this event, even more lives will be touched.
For more information about Easter Seals New York or Walk With Me Albany, NY call (518) 456-0828 or visit www.eastersealsny.org.
Albany Weddings DJ Kenny Casanova is an event disc jockey for "The DJ Service.com" out of Upstate, NY. He has been DJ’ing for over 15 years transitioned out of sports announcing into becoming one of the best Wedding DJs in his area.
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