child-oriented events will be held at each destination city in anticipation
of the arrival of the racers in the evening. The children’s
events will be coordinated within the scope and purpose of the Rama
Road Rally. A Children’s Village will be established near
the Rama Road Rally finish line. The use of the Children’s
Village will allow the greatest flexibility while also controlling
crowd access and security. It also will be the staging area for
any educational aspects in the destination city.
The Village will consist of three areas:
Will contain a large map of race events and the progress of the
Rally. Biographies of the Rally participants will also be displayed.
· A simple stage area will
be constructed for the use of mimes, clown acts and other children
oriented live performances. These acts are to be determined.
· There will be a large seating
area for family picnics as well as a place to watch the live performances.
The location of the picnic seating area will be selected for easy
access to concession stands and merchandising.
· This area will be used for
lost and found and also include a lost parent area. A first-aid
station will be established and the coordination of all children
related events would be located in this area.
Ring Surrounding Race Central
These events will be
coordinated and presented by the local Children’s Museum and
Science centers and will consist of numerous children’s play/learning
Interactive Children’s activities will include but not be
· Children’s make-up areas, play areas, puppet shows,
hands on science center exhibits, balloon sculptures, etc.
· A day long
competition of the local chapters of the high school Battlebots™
The Battlebots™ IQ Program places particular emphasis on
Student centered design and the use of scientific inquiry. Maintaining
a focus on interpersonal and communications skills while developing
a practical understanding of related physical science and mathematics
skills are essential components to the successful completion of
· The winner of each division
to be announced before the Rama Road Rally drivers reaches the
local finish line.
· A pit area will be established
so children may view the Battlebots™ as they are prepared
· Instructional booths will
be established describing the technology that is used in the construction
of the different machines.
· A hands on area will be
also established so children can actually operate some of the
Interspersed through out the Children’s areas will be concession
stands featuring the sponsor’s products. Rama Road Rally
gear will be displayed and sold throughout the area.
Local Social Service Units will be contacted in each city to include
disadvantage children for these events. The Rama Road Rally will
donate select merchandise and a limited amount of free concessions
to these groups.
several environmental organizations will be joining the Rally
to help educate children about environmental concerns through
entertainment. These groups consist of:
new items being added daily to this event. With the addition
Conyers, and others, the Rama Road Rally is turning into
an institution and not just another event.
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