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Outdoor enthusiasts in southeast Kansas raise money for Down Syndrome

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The Kansas Rocks Recreation Park hosted a "Rock Crawl at its 220-acre outdoor space.

Ben Hur Masonic Lodge organized the day of hiking and off-road wheeling to raise money for the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City. Drivers all ages with rigs of all sizes took to the rocky paths and played games. Andrew Cassity, the event organizer and father of a little girl with Down Syndrome, says the guild's goal is to help families.

"To adjust to having a member of their family with down syndrome," said Cassity. "They go to the public school systems and educate the teachers on new teaching techniques that helps people with down syndrome become productive members of society." 

About 150 people and 80 rigs took part in the fundraising event. 
  



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