Steering team volunteers for the 2015 BACH Roll ‘N Stroll met at the Brazos Mall to look over the children’s race track area with Mall personnel. The March 7 event is open to the public and will include lots of fun for kids (regardless of ability), families, corporate and individual teams, and others. All children competing in the BACH Fun Run portion of the BACH Roll ‘N Stroll will be first place winners and receive trophies and T-shirts!

BACH Roll ‘N Stroll set for March 7

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County-wide, people are gearing up and forming teams to participate in the 2015 BACH Roll ‘N Stroll! Individuals, companies, families, church groups, civic organizations, volunteers and supporters will join in the festivities and celebrate the achievements of a bunch of “special” kids. There is still time to form a Team, which can be comprised of a minimum of 2 people, your family, company, group or the entire neighborhood!

Prizes will be given to the team with the most spirit, the team who raised the most money, the individual who raised the most money, and the best dressed child. Incremental prizes are available to individuals who choose to raise funds for the BACH fundraiser. All money raised at any BACH fundraiser stays in Brazoria County, helping our friends and neighbors.

The event, which involved about 500 people last year, is scheduled for March 7, at the Brazos Mall in Lake Jackson. The Danbury High School Band, clowns, and other sparkling personalities will be on hand to entertain the children, young and old alike! The event begins with a spirited and leisurely stroll around the inside of the Brazos Mall and then moves to the heart of the event, the BACH Children’s Fun Run! Current and former BACH clients take part in a non-competitive race and event sponsors present each child with first place medals.

BACH – Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps – has been providing much-needed educational and therapeutic services to the citizens of Brazoria County for 42 years. BACH is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization which is supported, in part, by a grant from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, (DARS), Division of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI). Although DARS provides nearly 48% of funding for BACH’s ECI Program, in order to receive that funding, BACH must raise matching funds. BACH’s 3 annual fundraisers help to support that match for the ECI Program and help to fund BACH’s Support Service Program. In FY 2014 BACH provided services to 1200 children – age birth to 12 years old – in Brazoria County.

Companies & individuals are invited to sponsor the event at the $100, $300, $500, or higher levels. Sponsors will have their names printed on the 5 color event T-shirts, BACH website, Facebook Page, and displayed on stage on event day.

Anyone interested in carrying an envelope, forming a team, or sponsoring the 2015 BACH Roll ‘N Stroll is encouraged to contact Jenna Ford, BACH Roll ‘N Stroll 2015 Volunteer Chairperson at 979-236-9397 for more information!

For more information on BACH (Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps), the ECI – Early Childhood Intervention – Program, BACH’s Support Services Programs, or the BACH Roll ‘N Stroll Event, please contact KC Strate, Director of Development or Tracee Tollett, Assistant Director of Development at 979-849-2447 or 877-714-1766 toll-free or visit our website at www.bacheci.org.

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