The word “Lekotek” comes from the Swedish word “lek,” which means play and the Greek suffix “tek,” which means library. Lekotek of Georgia is a nonprofit organization that provides children with disabilities with adapted toys and computer equipment that allow them to have fun playing and to learn in the process.
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On Saturday, August 27, the 19th Annual Lekotek Race 4 Kids will take place at the Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus. The 4 mile Run/Racewalk starts at 8 a.m. and the 1 mile Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. There will also be a finish line party including awards for race winners, refreshments/brunch, and activities for the whole family such as cartoon characters and fire engines.
Join the race to support children with disabilities; you don’t have to be an athlete to join, just a person who is interested in making a difference.
For more information, visit the Lekotek website, call 404.633.3430, or view the Race 4 Kids brochure PDF.
Photo credit: lekotekga.org