Ventnor

Sponsors, walkers wanted

The Arc of Atlantic County is seeking sponsors and walkers for its 10th annual Step Up for The Arc Walk to take place Oct. 27 on the Ventnor Boardwalk. Proceeds benefit The Arc of Atlantic County’s programs that help more than 700 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families each year.

Event sponsorships range from $100 to $350 and all include recognition on this year’s event shirt. Registration and event sponsorship is available at arcatlantic.org or by calling 609-485-0800. Sponsorship deadline is Sept. 24 and the walker/team registration deadline is Oct. 1. Participants can register and set up a personal fundraising page at firstgiving.com/arc-atlantic/walk2012. Those who raise $50 or more will receive a long-sleeved event shirt. Prizes will be given to walkers who raise $100 or more.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at St. James Parish, 6415 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, and the walk kicks off at 9:30 a.m.The walk is the length of the Ventnor Boardwalk and back (about 3.4 miles), but participants can walk as much or as little as they like. The post-walk party will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature a free lunch, music, dancing, and activities with the Rainforest Cafe’s Cha!Cha! the Red-Eyed Tree Frog. Free parking is available on Atlantic Avenue.