15th Annual Frederick Celtic Festival
SASMM is pleased to announce its partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots as Children Games Coordinator.
The Children’s Games will start at 11:00 a.m. near the main entrance and run every hour.
Children 12 and under receive FREE admission to the Festival and there is no charge for the Children’s Games or other Bairns Tent activities!
The Children’s games are modeled after the adult professional and amateur athletics’ events and are open to children up to 15 years of age. Children compete in four or five different events (depending on their age), and compete within their own age bracket.
The non profit charitable group will manage the events which will include the hammer toss, the caber toss and Braemar stone throw.
Other activities between the games include a haggis toss, balloon swords and face painting. Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. All others get a participant ribbon. The field is usually crowded, so heats are run with several competitors at a time.
Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots is affiliated with the Children’s National Medical Center of Washington D.C. and the Walter Reed Medical Center and focuses on the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and families, as everyone shares the emotional stress of an illness. MAST provided $4500.00 in funding this year, along with more than 625 volunteer hours to these two medical facilities.
While members of the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots have been a part of The Shakespeare Theater’s presentation of the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of “Black Watch.” Its Color Guard was also was invited to lead the New York City National Tartan Day Parade and the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots has the support of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor from the Scottish Affairs Office in the British Embassy.
This is a group for everyone, and as their motto states: You don’t have to be Scottish, you just have to care!
For more information, go to their website at www.scots4tots.org
NESSIE WILL BE BACK!
We are looking for parents to volunteer as coaches or judges,
please contact David Close at email@example.com if you are interested in helping out.