September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Amazing Athletes of Eastern Oklahoma owner Michael Amberg and his team are raising awareness and funds for the 36th annual Laps for Little Ones fun run and alumni carnival on Oct. 11, from 9-10 a.m. at Cascia Hall with an alumni carnival following shortly thereafter.
Laps for Little Ones is a one-hour fundraising walk/run event with the aim of raising much-needed funds for the students at the Little Light House. Funds raised at the event will ensure Little Light House students continue to receive comprehensive, tuition-free special education and therapeutic services - including speech, physical, occupational and low vision therapy - at the preschool.
Each month, Michael Amberg and his team of coaches pool their time and resources to teach Amazing Athletes' sports enrichment program to these young children with special needs at The Little Light House - an all-volunteer child development center that is dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs.
"At Amazing Athletes, we hold a special place in our hearts for the Little Light House, and we absolutely love each and every child there," said Amberg. "Our lives are forever changed in numerous, fantastic ways through our work with these awesome kids."
More than 250 runners from the Tulsa community registered for the fun run and raised more than $160,000 last year, and the nonprofit hopes to do even better this year. To aid in achieving that goal, Amazing Athletes of Eastern Oklahoma owner, Michael Amberg, has decided to get off the sidelines and get in on the action this year.
"We always participate in the carnival after the event from 10 a.m. to noon, but this year, we're getting in on the action," he said. "I'm going to be competing to see if I can get the most laps in my age group, which will be a tall order, but with your help and proper motivation, I can do it. The more you donate, the faster I will run!"
So far, Michael Amberg has completed 60% of his personal fundraising goal and 30% of his team fundraising goal. He is still seeking to fill up his team with more runners and walkers. To register for Team Amazing Athletes or to donate to the cause, visit his team page to sign up!
The ultimate goal for The Little Light House is to help them develop to their maximum potential physically, mentally, and spiritually. The school currently has 64 students enrolled and more than 150 students on the two-year long waiting list to get in.
"Please consider donating anything you can to help support the LLH, and let's make a difference together!" said Amberg.
Amazing Athletes was founded in 2003 as a year-round sports-based youth fitness program helmed by trained coaches who teach children the fundamentals and mechanics of nine different sports. At the core of each class are developmental sports lessons, which focus on improving hand-eye coordination, flexibility, muscle tone, balance and speed and agility with the measurable aim of achieving key motor development goals and milestones. The activities within each class teach more than just the basics of each sport, but the program also teaches children fundamental life skills through sports.Amazing Athletes ensures its classes allow children – no matter their ability – to build skills at their own pace within a non-competitive, learning-based environment that emphasizes patience, teamwork and self-confidence. To learn more about Amazing Athletes and its franchise opportunities, visit www.AmazingAthletes.com or call toll-free at (888) 228-3942.
The mission of the Little Light House is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and their communities. We accomplish this mission by providing tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs ages birth to six. The Little Light House has been a part of Tulsa since October 3, 1972. What began with one teacher, five students, and five volunteers has grown into a nationally recognized developmental center for children with special needs with over 40 staff members serving 64 students alongside many volunteers. The LLH does not charge tuition and receives money only from private sources, such as foundations and grants. The LLH does not receive funding from government sources or the United Way. For more information, visit www.littlelighthouse.org or call (918) 664-6746. The Little Light House is located at 5120 E 36th St., Tulsa OK 74135.
SOURCE Amazing Athletes