Leisure Education for Exceptional People, Inc. (LEEP) is excited to announce its virtual fundraiser, LEEPlympics.  The event will feature two teams—CCF Bank versus GSW Exterior Specialists. This event is replacing the annual LEEP Legends softball fundraising event that was cancelled in July.

This exciting virtual event will feature 16 community members from the Greater Mankato Area who have competed in eight different events at the Wow! Zone.  These competitions were recorded during hours the Wow! Zone was closed to the public and included bowling, darts, cornhole, skee ball, pool, air hockey, basketball, and giant Jenga. The highlights of these individual competitions and the results will be released in October and November via videos on LEEP’s social media accounts.

The LEEPlympics team rosters can be found at https://www.mankatoleep.org/leeplympics-2020/. Individual competitors on each team are also fundraising on behalf of LEEP as part of the competition.  

 

Presenting sponsors for the event are CCF Bank and GSW Exterior Specialists. Significant in-kind support to make LEEPlympics possible is being provided by Wow! Zone; Minnesota 93 and Hot 96.7 (both Radio Mankato-owned stations); and Otto Media Group.  

 

Executive director Lisa Hoffman Wojcik added “LEEP Legends has grown over time and we continue to be grateful for all of the support we receive from businesses and individuals through that event.  We knew pretty early that we would not be able to hold LEEP Legends in 2020, but we wanted to maintain the energy that the event has generated and continue to get the word out about LEEP and our mission.  We are excited that we were able to be creative with the event while closely following our Covid-19 protocol to ensure the health and safety of our competitors, staff, and video crew.  Having a replacement event is critical for us to keep fees as low as possible for participants as we slowly begin to offer some programming.”

More information is available online at www.mankatoleep.org/leeplympics-2020.