The Golisano Foundation, Special Olympics and Best Buddies will join together to host the inaugural Festival of Inclusion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 1 at Golisano Training Center at Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave., Rochester.
The new event will kick off the annual Spread the Word Inclusion campaign.
Some of the event’s highlights include sports activities including “East vs. West” unified basketball tournament, pickleball, cheerleading and tennis; music and dance with dance troops, singing groups, DJ and dance party; and community inclusion stations featuring interactive and creative activities and demonstrations from 40-plus regional organizations.
This year’s Spread the Word Day of Activation is March 4. The campaign was created and by youth and is intended to engage schools, organizations and communities to rally and pledge their support of inclusion and to promote respect and acceptance of people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Visit golisanofoundation.org for complete details.