Become a super hero for one day

SUPERMAN is flying in to Jack Evans Harbour on November 3.

He will be joined by The Incredibles, Wonder Woman, Batman and a host of other super heroes.

Does that sound too out of this world?

It's a chance for anyone and everyone to be a super hero for the day when families in the Tweed region and southern Gold Coast are invited to support local non-profit organisation, The Family Centre.

"Everyone at The Family Centre is very excited about Superhero Saturday and we're hoping local families will join us for the orienteering style event where they can participate in a fun and exciting combination of treasure hunt, obstacle course and physical challenges," said the centre's executive director David Boutkan.

"You can come dressed as your favourite superhero if you like and there'll be prizes for best dressed child, adult and family group."

Registrations opened this week for Superhero Saturday and participants can register in teams of two or four for just $10 per person.

"All our staff and volunteers are looking forward to the inaugural event that will be held at the Jack Evan Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads," Mr Boutkan said.

"An additional element of Superhero Saturday is the Zero to Superhero Challenge where families can choose to use all their super powers to raise money for The Family Centre throughout the month of October in the lead up to the event.

"We're encouraging families to get creative in their fundraising and help spread the superhero message.

"Some families may choose to host barbeques with friends and ask guests to donate loose change, or they may get kids to do helpful chores for their neighbours for a small donation.

"There will be a great prize on offer for the family who raises the most.

"All funds raised will help us continue our work in the community focussing on the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and families - particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged."

Designed for people of all ages, Superhero Saturday will encourage the development of social and team skills, while strengthening family relationships and community connections.

For more details, to register or to get involved as a community sponsor visit thefamilycentre.org.au or call 07 5524 8711.



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