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50th Anniversary Dinner

October 20 @ 6:30 pm

50th Anniversary Dinner

Join us on Thursday, October 20th, at 6:30pm for our 50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet Dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Enjoy a delicious homestyle dinner and hear our guest speakers, Chris and Nik Nikic!

Chris Nikic, at just 21 years old, is the first Individual with Down Syndrome to complete a 140.6-mile Ironman Triathlon in November of 2020 and is verified by the Guinness World Records. 

From the moment Chris Nikic was born, his parents knew he could achieve anything he set his mind to do. So, when he became involved in triathlons with the Special Olympics, his dad, Nik, took on the role of coach and encouraged Chris to aim even higher. Together, they set their sights on making history—Chris becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN® triathlon.

Nik works with the 1% Better system can help you pursue and achieve your dreams too! Through Chris and Nik’s story, learn the benefits of applying the model to your own life and discover how to:

  • Overcome the mental hurdles of pain
  • Stay motivated using three irrefutable laws of motivation
  • See failures as opportunities for improvement
  • Form a lifelong habit of success

You may never be the best. But you can be better than your best when you stop imposing self-limitations and begin the journey to reach your goals—one confident step at a time.

*Please note that this fundraising event has transitioned from a free event to a paid event. We thank you for your continuous support of over 150 Adults with Intellectual Disability and Autism through this yearly fundraiser. Please reach out to Calista White at (717) 656-2466 Ext. 1155 or cwhite@friendshipcommunity.net with questions and inquiries.

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October 20
6:30 pm


Shady Maple Banquets
129 Toddy Dr
East Earl, PA 17519 United States
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