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Canterbury Park partners with Parents Helping Parents

On Monday, June 24th, Canterbury Park generously donated a one of a kind experience to the families of Parents Helping Parents.

Parents Helping Parents is a resource and support group offered through CAP Agency’s Crisis Nursery program.  It is a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children.  It’s a place where they can find and share support.  Parents Helping Parents groups meet weekly, are free of charge, and foster an open exchange of ideas, support, information and resources.  Throughout the summer, the group offers a series of family oriented events as well.  The partnership with Canterbury Park was one such event.

Canterbury Park hosted the group’s families for a behind-the-scenes tour of the racetrack, lunch, and time on the playground for the kids.  The tour was led by jockey Mike Irving.  Of the event, he said, “This stable tour was the most rewarding tour I have ever conducted!”

The CAP Agency would like to acknowledge the generosity of Canterbury Park’s owners and the help of Natalie Derby in coordinating the event.  All of the families who attended and met the horses are eager to return to see them race!  Canterbury Park has been a valued supporter of the CAP Agency and its programs for many years and plays an important role in making CAP’s work in the community possible.

Parents Helping Parents is open to all families.  Upcoming summer events include the Cologne Splash Pad, an event with MacPhail Center for Music, and the always popular yoga mindfulness event.  For more information on Parents Helping Parents, contact Melissa at 952-402-9851 or mgardner@capagency.org.

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