Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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April 17, 2014

Get down and muddy on Mother's Day

INDIANAPOLIS - The Hollis Adams Foundation (HAF) will be hosting its first Mudder’s Day Run on Saturday, May 10, at the Sertoma Club of East Indianapolis. The run will feature more than 15 obstacles over a three mile long course, with mud to spare.

HAF provides essential social and recreational activities for adults with developmental disabilities, so they can enjoy the same life experiences many take for granted.

“Since the Hollis Adams Foundation focuses on socialization, recreation and friendship, and our participants overcome obstacles every day of their lives, we decided a mud run would be a great way to bring folks together to have a fun day, while raising money for our worthy local charity,” Lisa Fohl, HAF executive director, said. Tyler Perrott, race coordinator, works with individuals with disabilities in both a personal and professional capacity. He also has a twin sister, Megan, who has cerebral palsy.

Through his work with HAF, Perrott “realized that Hollis Adams Foundation and those who attended were driven to create a place where genuine friendships could take place.”

He has also been deeply impacted by adults who attend HAF, like Joel Persinger. “HAF has created a stable, safe, and welcoming environment where Joel can easily and regularly spend time with friends, engage in fun, meaningful activities, and be valued for the many contributions he has to make,” said Michelle Persinger, Joel’s mother.

All proceeds from the Mudder’s Day Run will go to the foundation, benefitting the many programs and activities for adults with developmental disabilities, like Megan and Joel.

The cost to sign up for a team of four is $75 per person, and registering as an individual costs\ $85. Registration can be found at HAF’s website at http://hollisadams.org/muddersdayrun.

The presenting sponsor for the 2014 Mudder’s Day Run will be Allstate.

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