Area Residential Care puts the “Fun” in Fundraising

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Area Residential Care is hosting its 14th annual Corporate & Community Games on Thursday, June 18, at the Port of Dubuque, and Runde Auto Group is proud to be sponsoring Team Resources Unite!

ARCGames_Candids_265Games coordinator Carrie Haas said this is Area Residential Care’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

“The funds go to support the mission of empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life,” Haas said. “This year, in order to work toward that mission, the funds will be used to purchase vans to transport the individuals that receive services from the agency.”

There are 68 teams participating and 26 businesses sponsoring the event. Spectators are welcome at the event, which starts at 5 p.m.

“We always encourage people to come watch the silly games, have some refreshments, and cheer on their favorite teams,” Haas said. “There is no admission charge, but there are no carry-ins.”  ARCGames_Candids_117

Haas said the activities, which will include team-building, brain-teasing, and physical games, are kept a secret until the night of the games.

“We wouldn’t want anyone to have an advantage,” Haas said. “With an event like this that has been going on for 14 years, teams might find some old favorites, but they should also be prepared for some brand new ones.”

This year’s fundraising goal is $28,000.

ARCGames_Candids_252“Area Residential Care is thrilled to be part of a community that continues to support the work that we do,” Haas said.  “Corporate and Community Games not only raises funds to support our mission but it also raises some awareness for what Area Residential Care does and provides a fun night for everyone involved, but it helps spread the message of what the agency does. That is the most important part.”

The event’s rain date is Thursday, June 25.

For more information about the Corporate & Community Games, visit www.arearesidentialcare.org. For more information about Resources Unite, visit www.resourcesunite.com.

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