Taquonck Spears touched many of our lives in the Chariho Region of Rhode Island. To mark the second anniversary of his death, his family and friends have scheduled “Taquonck’s Treasures 5K Run/Walk/Wheel” on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in Ninigrat Park in Charlestown, RI.
The event, his mother Tina writes, “is being held on the last day of summer to bring in the Leaves of Fall to open opportunities for all children to enjoy our communities along with their families and friends, without barriers or limitation. We hope to raise enough funds to equip our community playground with handicapped playground equipment and walkways that assist those with physical limitations. The Deary’s have joined forces with their “Brave” Caleb, to host Caleb’s Challenge for Children, bringing children of all abilities together to enjoy and participate.
“Taquonck has left a lasting legacy of compassion and love to all those who new him and we hope to honor the “Treasures” he gave to so many by improving opportunities for all children along side our dear friends the Deary’s and in partnership with our Charlestown Harvest Fall Festival.”
Proceeds from the 5K will go directly to Ninigret Park in Charlestown to improve handicapped accessibility in the park including contributions to the community garden. Caleb’s Challenge for Children will bring ALL children together to participate in an event that ensures children will run and wheel along side their peers, friends and siblings.