On Saturday, June 1st, 2019, the Knights of St. Andrew (KSA), Scottish Rite Masons of the Valley of Washington, Orient of the District of Columbia will be participating in the Tough Mudder Team Obstacle Race to benefit The D.C. Scottish Rite’s philanthropy, RiteCare. We are asking for your help in raising money for a great cause!
Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12-mile-long obstacle courses that test mental and physical strength. The Tough Mudder organization values camaraderie throughout the course, designing obstacles that encourage group participation.
RiteCare and the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders (SRCCLD)
The Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders opened its doors in 1989 when it was dedicated by then first lady Barbara Bush whose theme was “Unlocking the Mind.” The Scottish Rite Center is operated by the Division of Hearing and Speech at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. Currently, there is a director, 7 speech-language pathologists and three support personnel. In addition there are shared audiologists who provide services at Sheikh Zayed Campus of Children’s National and the Scottish Rite Center.
For more than thirty years, the Center was co-located with the DC Scottish Rite Temple at the Sixteenth Street property, but has now temporarily transferred their services to Children’s Hospital and several satellite locations until their new facility is completed in Takoma Park.
The goal of the Scottish Rite Center is the earliest identification and treatment of a child’s communication disorder. Children and their families served by the Center reflect the rich cultural and linguistic diversity of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. CLICK HERE for more information about RiteCare and the SRCCLD.
If you would like to participate, please reach out to the Knights of St. Andrew Chieftain, Shannon Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org.