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R&W Hosts Charity Night at Circus
Photos by Ernie Branson
The NIH Recreation and Welfare Association recently hosted opening night for the 133rd edition of Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus.
For the past 7 years, the R&W has had a contract to host opening night of the circus at the MCI Center, and shares the evening with Easter Seals. Because of the amount of tickets purchased by the NIH community, along with local companies and churches, R&W was able to treat more than 400 families from Special Love/Camp Fantastic, 300 from Boys and Girls Clubs, 100 from the NIH patient community, 400 from Children's Hospital, 100 from Ronald McDonald House, and 600 from local community child and family services such as Linkages to Learning, Bethesda Cares, Avery House, and the Montgomery County Police PAL program.
Since R&W began hosting the evening, it has been able to entertain nearly 30,000 individuals and families from our community, said Randy Schools, R&W president.
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