EASTER SEALS & RINGLING BROS. TEAM UP TO BRING JOY FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES & MILITARY FAMILIES

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WASHINGTON, DC — On March 20, Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA will be hosting M&T Bank Bright Stars Night at the Circus at the Verizon Center. Now in its 16th year, Bright Stars is a magical night at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for children and adults with disabilities, including wounded warriors, military, veterans and their families. With more than 10,000 in attendance, the fun-filled night supports Easter Seals programs throughout the year. WTOP and Federal News Radio are the media sponsors for this year’s event.

Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.  Programs benefit children, adults, military, veterans and their families.

 

Two special events during the day have been designated for media opportunities:

 

Evening Event

WHAT: A reception will be held to build excitement around the circus and celebrate event sponsors, VIPs and friends of Easter Seals. Easter Seals Military Family Respite Services families, Easter Seals representatives and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers will be available for interviews. Military Family Respite Services provides military families with “time off” from parenting and specialized support for their children, creating a healthy and stable home.
WHEN:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Acela Club, Verizon Center, 601 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20004

 

Morning Event
WHAT: 
Clowns from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform for the children of the Easter Seals Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Child Development Center in Washington, D.C.  The Center provides services for children ages six weeks to five years with disabilities, ranging from autism and Down syndrome to cerebral palsy.  Clowns, children, Easter Seals representatives and a family served by the center will be available for interviews.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2013; 11 – 11:45 a.m.
WHERE:
Easter Seals Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Child Development Center, 2800 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20009
CONTACT: Andy Krauss 301.920.9704 (o); 301.661-2145 (c); akrauss@eseal.org

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