Walk 4RKids set for Saturday

Participants walk during the 2018 4RKids Walk at Meadowlake Park.

ENID, Okla. — Twelve teams are set to raise funds and honor members of the community with developmental disabilities during the 2019 Walk 4RKids, set for Saturday in Meadowlake Park.

The annual walk raises funds to support 4RKids, which provides employment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities, support and outreach to their families, and supports local enrichment opportunities for the developmentally disabled, including Miracle League and Special Olympics.

The event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, will feature a walk around the park to honor those with special needs. Family friendly activities also will include food, rides, carnival games and a safari-style petting zoo by Extreme Animals of Tuttle. Meadowlake Park rides, including the Ferris wheel and Kiwanitrain, will be open during the event.

Billings Fairchild Center, a developmental disabilities center in Billings, is title sponsor for this year's walk.

Jessica Vagts, marketing director for 4RKids Foundation, said vendors will be on hand Saturday representing community businesses and civic organizations. A silent auction also will take place, with a variety of auction items, including tickets to the Oklahoma State University homecoming game against Baylor University on Oct. 19 and a University of Oklahoma basketball signed by the 2019 Sooner men's basketball team.

Anyone interested in supporting the event can go to https://www.4rkids.com/2019teams.html, click on any of the 12 teams and donate. Check and cash donations also can be brought to 4RKids, 710 Overland Trail.

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