ENID, Okla. — The 4RKids Foundation is seeking sponsors and teams for the 2019 Walk 4RKids, set for Sept. 7 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.

Jessica Vagts, marketing director for 4RKids, said sponsors are needed to help underwrite the cost of the event and to support 4RKids initiatives.

Sponsorships are available at levels of $250 to $5,000 or more, and each sponsorship level includes incrementally greater levels of corporate visibility on event marketing materials. More importantly, Vagts said, the corporate sponsorships all “go toward a good cause.”

Businesses and individuals also can support the event by donating items or packages of goods and services for the event’s silent auction.

The event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept 7 at Meadowlake Park, 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.

Vagts said teams also are now forming for the walk. There is no cost to set up a team, and no fundraising minimum, but Vagts said most teams do choose to raise funds to support 4RKids.

Each team will have a page on the 4RKids website and an account on Plumfund to help organize fun­draising efforts.

Past events have had about 20 teams, and Vagts said she hopes to meet or surpass that mark this year.

For more information on sponsorship levels, or to register a team, visit https://www.4rkids.com/walk4rkids.html.

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