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Park Potomac Fall Festival to Support At-Risk Kindergarteners Via Courage For Kids

2015 park potomac place fall festival to benefit courage for kids Foulger-Pratt will host the Park Potomac Fall Festival from 12 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015  at Park Potomac, (Montrose Road and I-270) in Potomac, MD. The event is free to attend and free onsite parking is readily available. Visitors to the event will be treated to samples of free food from the restaurants at Park Potomac, including Sugo, Zoes Kitchen, and Elevation Burger. The event will feature live music by the popular 19th Street Band. Lifetime Fitness will provide free fitness assessments, demonstrations, chair massages and giveaways. Bring the kids for Squeals on Wheels petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting, and pumpkin painting. Wine from The Wine Harvest, and beer from Flying Dog and Samuel Adams breweries will also be available for purchase. The event is expected to be attended by over 2,000 people.  Water will be generously donated by Harris Teeter. The following food trucks will also be in attendance: Peruvian Brothers, Carmen’s Italian Ice, Java Cruiser, Holy Crepes, Balkanik Taste and Ooh Dat Chicken.

This year, Foulger-Pratt is partnering with a local nonprofit, Courage for Kids, to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to at-risk low-income and homeless children starting Kindergarten. Recognizing that children like to give back, too, the festival will give kids the opportunity to help children in need by purchasing a pumpkin to paint at the festival. Families will also be able to support the at-risk children by purchasing raffle tickets for prizes generously donated by Park Potomac Place businesses and partnerships –   Founding Farmers, Sugo, Zoes, Elevation Burger, Emily Grace, Love Couture Bridal, Kaufman Jewelers, The Wine Harvest, Butler’s Orchard, Summers Farm, Bethesda Magazine, My Gym, Lifetime Fitness, Brooklyn’s Deli, Amici Miei Ristorante, AcuSpa  and more.  Shulman Rogers and Travel Place have also contributed to support this event.

 

“Foulger-Pratt is proud of the work we’ve been doing in the greater Washington, DC area, and we are always looking for ways to give back and support this great community,” said Cameron Pratt, CEO of Foulger-Pratt Companies, “Education is the key which unlocks a brighter future. We are excited to partner with Courage for Kids and support rising Kindergarteners with supplies they need for school”

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Children from House of Ruth’s Playspace graduating from Pre-school and receiving a backpack filled with school supplies to start Kindergarten.

“We are thrilled to partner with Foulger-Pratt Companies, and are so appreciative of the generous support of all the local businesses at Park Potomac Place. We hope this event will not only raise a great deal of money to support our program, but that it will also raise awareness for the important work of our partner organizations such as Bright Beginnings, CentroNia, House of Ruth’s Playspace and Campagna Center. We hope this is the beginning of a strong partnership with Foulger-Pratt Companies. We know that with their support we can expand our initiative to other pre-K centers in the Washington, DC community.” said Andrea Rodgers, President & CEO of Courage for Kids.

Foulger-Pratt’s award-winning Park Potomac planned community is a mixed-use development featuring Class A office space, luxury condominiums, townhomes, apartments, and high-end retail. Characterized by exceptional design, planning, and location, Park Potomac has demonstrated great success in the marketplace, with 100% occupancy for retail and office. In addition, all luxury condominiums and townhomes have been sold, adding to the overall vibrancy and community-oriented environment that is Park Potomac.

About Courage for Kids

The Courage Cup d/b/a Courage for Kids is a Virginia nonstock corporation and section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our mission includes but is not limited to charitable and educational purposes, such as helping at-risk youth by providing and securing funds to provide individualized attention, programs and services to keep children in school and to educate the general public about the funding needs of organizations that provide services and advocacy for disadvantaged people.

Launched in 2010, the GIVE BACK-pack initiative provides at-risk low-income and homeless children in the Washington, DC area with a backpack filled with school supplies to take with them as they start Kindergarten. Courage for Kids partners with Pre-K educational facilities such as Bright Beginnings, CentroNia, House of Ruth’s Playspace and Campagna Center. For more information, please visit www.courageforkids.org.

 

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Kids painting pumpkins at the 2014 Fall Festival at Park Potomac Place.

About Foulger-Pratt:

Established in 1963, Foulger-Pratt is a real estate development firm distinguished by its long-term investment focus and extensive experience executing successful mixed-use, transit-oriented projects throughout the Washington DC metro area.  The firm’s intimate knowledge of virtually every submarket in this robust and stable regional economy has enabled it to develop more than 13.7 million square feet of commercial office, retail space, and multifamily residential projects.  From acquisition to development, construction to asset management, the company’s fully integrated teams create value at all stages of an investment’s lifecycle.

Foulger-Pratt is privately owned, led, and staffed by many of the industry’s most talented professionals.  The firm’s culture has been carefully cultivated for the last half-century through deliberate effort to operate consistently in accordance with specific Core Values. The result is a reputation of unmatched integrity, accountability and vision. For more information, visit: www.foulgerpratt.com

WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

Park Potomac
12500 Park Potomac Ave.
Potomac, MD 20854

TICKETS: Free!

DONATE: If you are unable to attend, but would like to support Courage for Kids, you can donate here!

 

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