Chase After a Cure and On Purpose Adventures are partnering up to create The Chase Challenge in which teams of adults and children participate in field day style contests and activities. The Chase Challenge is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.
Teams of one adult and one child will compete against other teams in activities like balloon toss, three-legged race, long jump, 40-yard dash and Frisbee toss. While raising money for Chase After a Cure, the alternate purpose of the event is for parents and children to have fun together and create memories, said Ben Toy, owner of On Purpose Adventures, a local adventure event planning company.
“One of my best memories of fourth and fifth grades is competing in something like this with my dad,” he said.
Event activities are geared for children ages 5 to 14 plus an adult teammate. Teams will be divided into age brackets (5-7, 8-11 and 12-14) and male and female (based on child). Children under 5 can participate in an Easter egg hunt plus other activities and kid-friendly events.
Interested individuals can sponsor four low-income children for $100. Those children will be paired up with an adult, including local firefighters and police officers.
Registration for one team (adult/child) is $25. Event sponsorships are also available as a booths in the Vendor Village. To register or for more details, visit http://chasechallenge.org. Admission to Wannamaker County Park is $1 per person ages 2 and up.
Chase After A Cure’s mission is to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina, specifically in the area of childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
On Purpose Adventures LLC believes the body craves adventure and the soul needs purpose. The company organizes everything from bachelor parties to fundraisers to the rUNdead 5K zombie race.
The two organizations have joined forces with the belief that, when done on purpose, fundraising can truly be fun and make a difference.
“Why not make an event that benefits kids two times,” Toy said. “Participants get the experience and learn about the kids they are helping.”