San Diego charity event benefits CHALLENGED AMERICA

SAN DIEGO – The 2nd Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, to be held Nov. 14, will benefit all San Diegans with disabilities and the CHALLENGED AMERICA adaptive-sailing rehabilitation program, event organizers reported yesterday.

CHALLENGED AMERICA uses adaptive sailing as a rehabilitation tool to enhance the lives of people with disabilities, and hundreds of people from around the world visit San Diego each year to participate in the free CHALLENGED AMERICA program on Shelter Island.

“We’re pleased to be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Shelter Island 5K once again, and especially excited to have this event benefit one of our neighbors on the island, CHALLENGED AMERICA,” said Bob Levine of the Shelter Island Hotel Group and the Island Palms Hotel & Marina.

“CHALLENGED AMERICA is a great asset and resource in our community, and one that attracts program participants with disabilities, their loved ones and care providers, and professionals in healthcare from around the world. They need the help of everyone to maintain their free sailing and therapeutic programs. We’re expecting a record turn-out this year for the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk.”

For more information about sponsoring or participating in the Shelter Island 5K Run-Walk, contact Greg Scott at, call CHALLENGED AMERICA sailing office at (619) 523-9318, or visit

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