Residents attended Arc of Delaware’s 17th annual Run, Walk and Roll fundraiser May 6 at Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Wyoming to support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The fundraiser kicked off with a rendition of the national anthem by The First State Harmonizers, a barbershop group from Milford. Team DeSanctis, led by organizer Tony DeSanctis, was on hand for their 10th consecutive year of participation, bringing their cumulative fundraising total to $60,000. Other returning teams included Easter Seals, Special Olympics, Kent WildKats, Combat Vets of Delaware and KenCrest. This year was the first of participation for Team Chesapeake Utilities.
After the Kiddie K race, the runners, walker and rollers took their places and were off at the sound of the starting gun. A mid-race water stop was manned The Arc’s Mid-Del Self Advocacy Group, and participants were cheered through the race by onlookers from the community.
Throughout the event, the band, Imagine, entertained at the pool house.
Post-race festivities included refreshments, award presentations and a special recognition award presentation to Team DeSanctis for their 10th anniversary. Funds support The Arc of Delaware and its efforts in Kent and Sussex counties, including a social and recreational program and monthly dances.