With a $10,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Co., the City of Bellevue will make its popular Challenge ropes course more accessible for people with disabilities.
Coca-Cola will present a check to the Parks & Community Services Department at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the South Bellevue Community Center, at Eastgate Park, 14509 SE Newport Way.
The Bellevue Challenge Course provides a series of recreation activities using a high course with tall poles, platforms and ropes, a low course and a free-standing structure. The equipment is designed to improve the confidence, performance and cohesiveness of individuals and groups who use teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills to achieve success.
The grant presentation will be followed by a basketball clinic featuring former Women's National Basketball Association player Tamika Raymond, who will focus on fun ways to get fit and active.
Wednesday's event celebrates Coca-Cola's second annual America is Your Park campaign, which encourages adults and children to get active in parks this summer. As part of the campaign, people can vote for their favorite national, state or local park (Sept. 6 is the deadline). Starting Aug. 10, voters can also upload photos of themselves in their favorite park.
For more information about the event or the ropes course, call 425-452-4240.
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