|SARASOTA –Let’s Jump Events, a local provider of inflatables and other party rentals has partnered with The Florida Center for Early Childhood for the upcoming 2020 Giving Challenge. To help illustrate how children can overcome obstacles, the inflatable company donated a multi-piece inflatable obstacle course for the filming of a video of staring VPK students that The Florida Center planned to premier at its annual Champions for Children Breakfast on April 2nd. “Little did we know,” said Chief Development Officer, Kristen Theisen, “that we would be working to overcome the Covid-19 obstacle and host our Champions event virtually!” In addition to the obstacle video, tributes of the honorees were created by the agency’s Marketing & Development Manager, Merab Favorite, and shown on Facebook and YouTube in lieu of having a physical recognition event. “While the video with our inflatables could not be shown to a room full of people,” said Jenna McCoy, who owns Let’s Jump Events with her husband Corey, “we were still happy to contribute in a meaningful way to show how children can overcome obstacles with the right support.” The McCoys would know – they have a son who benefits from therapy with a Florida Center occupational therapist. Let’s Jump Events is also offering a discount coupon to anyone who donates $25 or more to The Florida Center for Early Childhood during the Giving Challenge in April 28-29. The list of inflatables and other party rentals are listed on their website atwww.letsjumpevents.com.|
In addition, The Florida Center is offering gift cards for the three best entries in its “Overcoming Obstacles Challenge” on Facebook. Participants are asked to post a funny or inspiring photo or video of how their family is overcoming obstacles, tag @TheFloridaCenter and use the hashtag #overcomingobstacles.
To make a donation pledge for The Giving challenge, visit www.thefloridacenter.orgor participate in the challenge from Noon to Noon, April 28-29 at www.givingpartnerchallenge.org.
About the Florida Center for Early Childhood:For more than 40 years, The Florida Center for Early Childhood has been the leading provider of therapeutic services, early education and healthy development for young children in southwest Florida, offering a seamless delivery of services for the whole child and their family. Today, the agency is nationally recognized for its early childhood expertise in a variety of specialties.