42nd Annual Day at Playland For People With Disabilities
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disabilitydayJuly 28, 2017 - More than 9,500 people enjoyed the 42nd annual Day at Playland for People with Disabilities today, which offered free rides and entertainment for people with disabilities as well as their families and caregivers. The Tommie Cares Foundation generously sponsored the cost of the event, which is organized through the county’s Office for People with Disabilities in partnership with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “It gives people with special needs a chance to get out and enjoy a fun day with their families – just like everyone else.”

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Tommie Cares Foundation has sponsored the event. The Tommie Cares Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Tom Kallish, who was also on hand at the event, is dedicated to helping those with physical and developmental special needs to gain confidence and self-esteem through real-life adventures. Visit www.tommiecares.org to learn more.

“Tommie Cares is honored to be part of such a wonderful day,” Kallish said. “This day is meant for fun and inclusion and we hope everybody has a wonderful time.”