ESCANABA — There’s still time to register for a special event to help children affected by abuse.
The Delta Regional Child Advocacy Center is gearing up for a Virtual Amazing Race from August 8 – 16. The deadline to sign up is July 31.
This is the center’s third annual Amazing Race, but the first year the event will be held virtually. Several times each day, challenges will be announced via Facebook, email, and text message.
There is a registration fee of $25, and the event is open to everyone.
“We really want to highlight that this is an event that anyone in the world can compete in—children, families, individuals, teams, etcetera,” said Kelly Chandler, Program Coordinator for the center. “We know that many events have been canceled, and this is our way to support the communities that we serve by putting together an event that can be fun and engaging, and ultimately it’s going to be safe.”
The Delta Regional Child Advocacy Center is designed to provide children and families in Alger, Delta, Menominee, and Schoolcraft Counties with the services and resources to help them heal from abuse or assault. Proceeds brought in by the Amazing Race will be used to help the center fulfill that mission.
“We rally as professionals to ensure that children have a safe space to share their story of abuse, and we’re an ally for them through the process,” Chandler said. “All funds raised will assist children and families impacted by sexual assault and physical abuse so that they can receive medical services, attend counseling and support groups, and really whatever they need to start that healing process.”
The first place winner will be awarded $300, the runner-up will be awarded $200, and the third place finisher will receive $100.
The Advocacy Center is looking for additional businesses and organizations to sponsor the Amazing Race or to host a challenge.
Registration and donation information can be found here. Further details are available here. Additional information is available on the Delta Regional Child Advocacy Center Facebook page.