in part by Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots 501(c)(3)
Virginia Scottish Games and Festival is pleased to welcome back the Mid-Atlantic
Scots4Tots as Children Games Coordinator.
Children Games will start at 11:00 a.m. near the main entrance and run every
The Children's games are loosely modeled after
the adult professional and amateur athletics' events and are open to
children up to 15 years of age. Children compete in four or five different events
(depending on their age), and compete within their own age bracket: 5 and
under, 6- 8, 9-11 and 12 and over. The
non profit charitable group will manage the events which will include
the hammer toss, the caber toss and Braemar stone throw. Other activities
between the games include a haggis toss, a kilt relay, balloon swords and face
painting. Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd
and 3rd. All others get a participant ribbon. The field is usually
crowded, so heats are run with several competitors at a time. Each
participant gets to keep their "discus."
Scots4Tots is proud to be associated with the
is affiliated with the Childrenís National Medical
Center of Washington D.C. and the Walter Reed Medical Center and focuses on
the physical and emotional well being of children and families, as everyone shares the emotional stress of an
illness. MAST provided $1830 in funding their first year, along with more
than 625 volunteer hours to these two medical facilities.
While members of the
Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots have been a
part of The Shakespeare Theater's presentation of the National Theatre of Scotlandís production of
"Black Watch." Its Color Guard was also was invited to lead the New York
City National Tartan Day Parade and the Mid-Atlantic Scots4Tots has the support
of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor from the Scottish Affairs Office in the
This is a group for
everyone, and as their motto states: You
donít have to be Scottish, you just have to care!
For more information,
go to their website at www.scots4tots.org
WILL BE BACK!
looking for parents to volunteer as coaches or judges,
please contact David
Close at firstname.lastname@example.org if you
are interested in helping out.