Are you looking for a fun, outdoor challenge course that everyone in your family can enjoy? One that requires no experience or training but will keep you moving and inspired? Don’t miss Up, Over and All-In on Sunday, September 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. Gather your family, friends and neighbors and attend this event that spans all levels of fitness and abilities, and focuses on having fun for the whole family.
Up, Over and All-In is JCC’s family-friendly extravaganza benefiting JCC’s inclusion programs. Participants age eight and older can enjoy the thrill of victory over the North Shore’s largest (17-piece!) obstacle course designed with the help of Hot Ground Gym. But don’t fear this course–focus on the fun. Contestants will dash, shimmy, climb and maneuver their way through the course, challenging only themselves (and maybe their sense of humor along the way, too). Course experts will be posted along the way to offer guidance to participants as needed so there’s no danger you will get stuck! Younger children ages three to seven will love a special inflatable obstacle course sized just right for them, plus a touch-a-truck event and other activities.
Chicago Fire soccer star Joey Calistri and Deerfield native will also attend to meet his fans.
But best of all, JCC invites people of ALL abilities to come out, have fun, and participate in this afternoon full of activities. Addie Goodman, Vice President of JCC Chicago is especially excited about this event. “We’re so proud to bring this first time event to our community. Up, Over and All-In will not only highlight JCC Chicago’s re-dedication to health, wellness and fitness, but celebrate our organization’s deep commitment to inclusive programming.”
As part of the day’s festivities, teens from the Jewish Student Connection, JCC Chicago’s teen engagement program, will lead the charge through the obstacle course and act as peer leaders for other activities hosted by JCC partners and community partners. Teens from across the Chicagoland area will be present at the event to challenge themselves and encourage others.
Up, Over and All-In is sure to be exciting, and an event not to be missed. Register and reserve your obstacle course start time now, as this inaugural event is happening soon. “Our hope is that the entire community will come out—that we will see groups of family and friends trying the course together, and that children and teens with disabilities will enjoy the day with friends and peers,” says Goodman.
Come out and spend an afternoon of active fun, community and celebration, and learn more about JCC programs that support individuals with special needs as well as JCC’s important (and distinctive) philosophy of inclusion. You’ll be glad you did.
Disclosure: All content and opinions expressed are the author’s own. JCC is a paid advertising partner of Little Lake County.