News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 6, 2013

Special Olympians: Win museum admission for yourself, friends


News Release

TERRE HAUTE — Bridges of Indiana and Child Adult Resource Services are teaming up with the Terre Haute Children’s Museum to sponsor a unique opportunity for the athletes of the 2013 Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games.

Each athlete, and up to five additional guests, will have the opportunity to register to receive free admission into the Terre Haute Children’s Museum during the Games, which take place Friday through Sunday in Terre Haute. Registration is required, in the words of a press release, “to ensure that those who participate have a positive and worthwhile experience.” Attendees can register at the kiosk located in the Children’s Museum or online at www.bridgesofindiana.com.

“Bridges of Indiana and CARS are agencies that provide services to individuals with disabilities as well as the aging population, so we are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to the Special Olympics athletes,” said Tiffany Smith, marketing communications specialist representing Bridges.

“This is a great opportunity for these athletes to get more involved in the Terre Haute community and experience the new Children’s Museum at no charge.”

Those who register will be able to visit the Children’s Museum from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, or from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Attendees must show their Summer Games ID at the admission desk to receive free admission for themselves and their guests.

Additional guests will be charged regular museum admission, which is $7 for adults and children age 2 and over. Children ages 2 and under and museum members are admitted for free.

In addition, on Saturday, the Vigo County Public Library will be doing a special story time at 1 p.m. at the museum. This will be open to all museum guests to celebrate the Summer Games in Terre Haute.

“We are proud to join Bridges of Indiana and CARS to ensure that all of the athletes visiting Terre Haute will have an opportunity to visit the museum and experience the safe, welcoming, place for play, learning and fun that this community has created,” said Lynn Hughes, executive director of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.

For more information about registering for this event, contact Rick Spaulding at 1-855-828-4731. For more information about Bridges of Indiana, visit www.bridgesofindiana.com. For more information about CARS, visit www.

cars-services.org. For more information about the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com.