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FUN for kids with special needs in Evansville

Children playing at Pump It Up
Children playing at Pump It Up
Courtesy of Pump It Up

In a move that’s sure to be a hit with local kids with special needs, Pump It Up in Evansville is launching its first Sensory Jump Night on Tuesday, February 9, from 6:30-8:00. This event is being held in response to a great number of requests by parents and professionals in the area who realized that bouncing on the structures is therapeutic (and FUN!) for children with special needs.

Pump It Up makes its facilities available to school groups, and has had a good response from programs in the area. The event will be a monthly event held on the second Tuesday of each month, and the owner, Dan Salstrom, is making his facility as friendly to kids with disabilities as he can. Families are welcome to bring food to the event, helping those children with special diets be more comfortable. Developmentally typical siblings and family members are welcome to attend as well. Admission will be $6 per child, with adults admitted for free.

Let’s hope this great idea spreads to the Indianapolis area, as all children who are cooped up this time of year appreciate the opportunity to get some energy out in a safe and understanding atmosphere.

Pump It Up is located at 6600 Frito Lay Drive, Suite B, Evansville, Indiana, 47715.