Attention all Baltimore area Lacrosse coaches! We know you are bombarded with requests to get involved with all kinds of community events. But we think that you and your team will absolutely love participating in the Athletes Serving Athletes(ASA) 5K Run/Walk. We are not asking you to raise money. We just want you to get involved and witness the amazing ASA Athletes who don’t have the ability to compete using solely their own power. We promise you will walk away feeling grateful for the abilities you have. The details are below.
Event: ASA 5K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: RBC Wealth Management Parking Lot, 225 Schilling Circle, Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Race Day Schedule
7:00am – 8:45am Race day registration and packet pick-up
9:00am 5K Run/Walk
9:05am 1-Mile Walk
9:45am Kids Halloween Hustle
10:15am Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Festival w/Live Music
1:00pm Grounds close
Before October 6/October 6 – October 24/October 25
5k Run/Walk – $25 / $30 / $40
1-Mile Walk – $25 / $30 / $40
Kids’ Halloween Hustle Costume Race – $15 / $20 / $20
What is the ASA 5K Lacrosse Team Challenge Powered by Inside Lacrosse? ASA consists of many former lacrosse players. So, we have decided to reach out to all the area high school and club lacrosse programs to invite them to participate in the ASA 5K Race. We, lacrosse players, are a very competitive bunch so this is a chance to just have some fun. There are no awards in this program. Instead, we are hoping that you and your team will register for the run, come to show your team’s spirit and celebrate the joy of being an athlete.
The majority of ASA Athletes are confined to a wheelchair and not able to walk or run on their own power. ASA was created so that these Athletes can experience being part of a team and the thrill of participating in an athletic event like you and me. So, the only purpose is to support the ASA Athletes and have fun. Will your team join us? Club and High School Teams Already Committed: St. Paul’s, McDonogh, Greene Turtle, Skywalkers, Ravens, Diamonds.
What Does ASA Do? Take a look at the picture attached with this press release. That is James Banks competing in the Baltimore Marathon. James is an Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) Athlete and yes, he competes in mainstream multi-sport events despite his physical challenges that limit his ability to run, bike or swim on his own. If you have ever participated or been a spectator at a local 5k, marathon or triathlon, you have surely seen and cheered for an ASA Athlete and their support team (Wingmen).
Who Are We? ASA was founded in 2007 by David Slomkowski as a non-profit to introduce individuals living with a disability to the excitement and thrill of athletic competition, the discipline of training and the camaraderie that comes with being part of a team. Dave was inspired by Dick Hoyt supporting his son, Rick, during an Ironman and thought more Athletes with disabilities may want to compete.
Join us for the ASA 5K, you’ll always be grateful for the opportunity to step on the field. Please contact Sarah Oglesby Slomkowski at 410-963-7501 and let her know if you are interested. Your players will register as individuals at www.asa5k.com. We would love if your team arrives with all your players/runners wearing their team jersey.