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Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program (RTSNP) is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to providing challenged individuals with the opportunity to successfully participate in all levels of mainstream running, walking or wheelchair racing year round.  Rolling Thunder is open to developmentally and/or physically challenged individuals, age 5 or older, regardless of athletic ability.  (RTSNP currently has team members ranging in age from 5 to 50+ years old).  The team is also open to typical siblings and parents, and to any members of the community willing to volunteer their time and effort.  RTSNP is a true inclusion program, integrating special needs individuals with their typical peers at all team practices, races and events.  All team coaches are volunteers.  (RTSNP has no paid staff).  There is no membership fee to join or to participate in Rolling Thunder activities.    

RTSNP’s goal is to teach special needs individuals the sport of running, walking, or wheelchair racing in an inclusive setting, while helping each athlete build independence, confidence, and self-esteem.  By competing side-by-side with typical peers, challenged individuals earn the respect they deserve.  Through sports, athletes will learn to make good decisions, to set and achieve personal goals, to practice good sportsmanship and to develop important life skills.   

RTSNP is a nationally recognized organization, based in Long Island, NY.  Rolling Thunder is actively looking to expand and form chapters in other parts of the country to benefit special needs individuals nationwide.

 






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ROLLING THUNDER NEWS: 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  
Monday Aug 18-Friday Aug 22, 8am-12pm: Cross Country Running Camp
   Open to Rolling Thunder Athletes + High School Cross Country Runners
   Contact Beth Cuomo for more information: p: (631) 399-5564, e: cuomos1@optonline.net
        Mon 18th- Brady Park, The Grange @ Sayville 
        Tues 19th- Southaven Park, Shirley 
        Wed 20th- Hauppauge High School
        Thurs 21st- Smithpoint Beach, Shirley
        Fri 22nd- Cathedral Pines, Yaphank 
    
2) First Annual Country Thunder Fundraiser @ Dublin Deck 
Date: Saturday September 13th   (Rain date: Sunday September 14th)     
Time: 1pm-5pm
Tickets cost $20 pp; $10 kids 10 & under
        - Includes BBQ, 1 drink, Country Band/DJ/Chinese Auction
        - Raffle tickets will be available for purchase
        - Volleyball tournament ($10 entry fee per participating player)

Proceeds from this event will benefit Rolling Thunder / Thunder USA. 
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE. 

For more information, please contact:
Stacy Wahl                             p: 631.504.9359, e: CeeBones@optonline.net 
Jessica McAleer Decatur     p: 631.786.3785,  e: jess_mcaleer@hotmail.com.


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