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As an active member of the Utah County community, Coconut Cove is regularly seeking events to sponsor and get involved with. This week, Coconut Cove has the opportunity for the second year in a row to participate in the 2018 Courageous Kids BYU Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 20. The  BYU Courageous Kids event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Robison Track and Field Complex. The event is run by Tammy Bowers, the founder of LionHeart Innovations and a past member of the BYU track team. Courageous Kids celebrates those brave children with medical conditions and their siblings by providing an outlet for physical exercise and successful teamwork.

Following the 5:30 p.m. opening ceremonies and event introduction, the Courageous Kids will be paired with a current BYU athlete to help them through a variety of track and field events. The events include adapted versions of the 50m dash, 200m dash, 4x400m relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin and Michael’s Mile. At the end of the events, there will be a medal ceremony where all participants will be given a medal and T-shirt to recognize their accomplishments.

This experience not only builds confidence within the participating children, but creates a unique bond between those children and the BYU athletes. Since the children range in physical abilities, this allows the athletes to be a part of an inspirational service experience throughout the events. The event also brings awareness to the community of the importance of unity and support for those families struggling with medical conditions. Courageous Kids encourages love and appreciation for the children that inspire us daily with their strength.

As a sponsor for the event, Coconut Cove will have a booth set up with banners, flyers and our Lego blocks. Throughout the night, families can come learn more about Coconut Cove and enjoy some fun Lego building.

Coconut Cove is Utah’s best indoor playground for children ages 0 to 12. It has dozens of “play events” in the playground, including trampolines, ball cannons, a ball fountain, spiral slides, giant racing wavy slides, crawl tunnels, mirrors, bridges, stepping stones, a toddler area, and rooms made out of large Lego blocks for birthday parties. Coconut Cove is also safe, clean, sanitary, and affordable! It has plenty of seating for adults and fun entertainment for children. It is a great place for kids birthday parties, playdates, or for families to just come and have fun! If you are looking for fun activities for kids in Utah, come to Coconut Cove!

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