Written by Phil Cerroni
The Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children (BWF) will host its 8th Annual Walkabout for Autism and Fitness Challenge on Sep. 22 at the Andrew Brown Community Park East in Coppell. Registration for the fundraising event begins at 8 a.m. and activities get underway at 9. The Fitness Challenge is new, and personal trainers from Velocity Sports Performance will guide participants throughphysical challenges at stations along the Walkabout Trail for the chance to win prizes.
Kid Zone will include a bounce house, bike rodeo, face painting, and more. Assistant therapists from the BWF will be on hand to help assist children.
Registration for adults is $25 and $10 for children Groups of seven or more can receive a discount. All monies raised go directly to support the programs provided by BWF. To sponsor a walker or a child in need, visit www.woodallkids.org to access the sponsorship form.
The BWF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, founded in 2003 by Tracy Pierce Bender in memory of her late husband, Brent Woodall, who was lost in the events of Sep. 11, 2001. The foundation’s mission is to empower parents to encourage their involvement in their children’s therapy by providing educational training, customized academic and behavioral plans, psychological assessments, and modest financial support. The BWF provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and other programs to teach and improve the level of functioning in children with autism. For more information about the BWF, go to www.woodalkids.org.