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'Kidlympics' Wants Your Support

'Kidlympics' is open to children 3 to 14; it is the nonprofit Red Brick School's primary fundraiser for this year.

“Kidlympics” is coming to Barrington High School on May 12.

The Red Brick School-sponsored event needs your support right now.

“Kidlympics” is a track and field event open to any child between the ages of 3 and 14. Its focus is to encourage children to be active as a fight against childhood obesity while raising money for the school.

“Encouraging our youth to be active is critically important,” said Patrick McCrann, fundraising chairman for the Red Brick School board. “This event is a chance for the families and businesses of the East Bay to join together and champion our common cause for a health, active lifestyle.”

The nonprofit school is looking for event and game sponsorships, including a “title sponsor,” said McCrann.

For $1,500, the title sponsor’s name will be included on all signs and in press releases before the event, and through signs and multiple announcements throughout the day.

For $500, you can be a “game sponsor,” McCrann said. Or a co-sponsor for $250.

“You will be able to brand that specific event and be recognized for your support,” said McCrann.

You can be a Red Brick Friend with a $100 contribution. Your name will be on the event banner and in follow-up messages.

A raffle also will be held. Red Brick School is looking for products or services to be raffled off.

There will be a vendor area with healthy food options, he said.

"Kidlympics" is the school’s primary fundraiser in 2012, McCrann said. Proceeds will pay for infrastructure improvements and the playground and classrooms.

The Bayside YMCA is a partner with the Red Brick School for the event. A portion of the money raised will go the YMCA’s capital campaign.

For more information or to make a donation, contact McCrann at Patrick.mccrann@gmail.com. Or contact Red Brick School at 401-246-2342.

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