It’s going to be a fun year!

Recently our Board of Directors met and approved the events for the upcoming year, and I have to say I’m super excited for what’s to come. Below you’ll find a list of the events with a small description and as they become available I’ll add more details in a separate blog post and link them back here. If you have any questions about the events, if you want to get involved as a volunteer, or as a sponsor just shoot me an email chrissi.lill @icloud.com I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!

SaMP Kids – Compassionate Kids Club ~ SaMP Kids is a weekly service based group with the goal of teaching kids that their acts of compassion both big and small can make a big difference in their community. The kids choose the project for the month and work together on each step to figure out how to make the project successful. This is a free LEARN event thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters.

The Great Brunswick BBQ Throwdown ~ Sophie & Madigan’s Playground will have a fun interactive Kids Zone at this one of a kind BBQ competition, Come by and see us for free kids activities, story times, music, demonstrations, and more. March 4th 10am-5pm SaMP Kids Zone is a Free PLAY event thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. Donations accepted.

Celebrate PLAY with Laurie Berkner ~ Join us as we present a FREE day of music and play at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. Laurie will be singing all of your favorites and we have lots of fun activities planned. Superhero cape giveaways for the first 250 kids. Hope to see you there! May 23 10am-12pm Celebrate PLAY is a Free PLAY event thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters.

SaM PLAY Trail ~ the PLAY Trail is coming back this spring, we had a lot of fun with this event last year and we loved seeing all of your pictures. PLAY Trail strengthens families by bringing kids and families together to explore all that Frederick County has to offer. Join us again in June for our kick  for the 2017 PLAY Trail. The PLAY Trail is a completely FREE PLAY event thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters.

Sophie & Madigan’s Painted Butterfly Gala and Silent Auction ~ Our 3rd year as the areas only family friendly Gala event. Join us for a whimsical and fun day to dress up, dance, play and bid on amazing auction items to support our mission to help kids and their families PLAY LEARN & CREATE! This special day will be perfect for parent/child date day, grandparents, and families of all sizes. Music, activities, and the dance floor will be open for the young and young at heart. Tickets will be available online. Space is limited.

Pirate & Princess 5k and Halloween Fun Run ~ Join us for our 3rd 5k and fun run event this fall. Prizes for top fundraising team, best dressed, and of course top finishers. Registration opens this spring don’t miss out on early registration rates this spring follow us on facebook for updates. This event supports our mission to help kids, and families PLAY LEARN & CREATE.

Winter Carnival for Grieving Families ~ Winter can be an especially hard time for kids, and families who have experienced a loss or who anticipate losing a loved one in the near future. Please join us for this day filled with fun, love, and understanding. Our goal is to provide a fun filled day where kids and families can let their masks down and be surrounded by people who understand the complexities of grief.  Special guests, and gifts for children. The Winter Carnival is a FREE CREATE event thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters.

Pink Friday ~ This unique shopping day lets you support your favorite local small businesses all while giving back to Sophie & Madigan’s Playground. Participating businesses in Frederick and surrounding cities offer a percentage of your sale to SaMP. So come out and kick off your holiday shopping season while giving back to your community! Plus bring your receipts for a chance to win a Gift Card! This event supports our mission to help kids, and families PLAY LEARN & CREATE

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