Outdoor Pipe Organ Marathon

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Internationally recognized organist Dr. Carol Williams will play the great Spreckels Organ in Balboa Park for 12 hours straight on Sunday, September 2, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in a special benefit for Operation Rebound.

For this special one-day event, San Diego’s Civic Organist has prepared a vast repertoire of almost every kind of pipe organ music, including compositions of her own, and invites the public to share the musical and community energy throughout the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. If she is successful, Williams will have played the longest performance on an outdoor pipe organ. More information on the Marathon can be found online at www.melcot.com.

During the Marathon, representatives of Operation Rebound will greet the public and explain first-hand the nonprofit organization’s mission of supporting disabled vets by providing the means to pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics, an important part of daily life to many who have served their country.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound was established in 2004 and is managed by Nico Marcolongo in San Diego. Operation Rebound provides unparalleled sports opportunities and support to those who serve in any branch of the armed services as well as first responders who have suffered permanent physical injuries in the line of duty. Its Military Medical Center Physical Training Program provides coaches for running, swimming, biking, and strength and conditioning at military facilities, serving athletes in concert with resident prosthetists, recreational therapists, and medical hold unit commanders. Learn more online at www.operationrebound.org.

San Diego Civic Organist Dr. Carol Williams at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion with
athletes from Operation Rebound, Mike Johnson (right), Jeffery M. Scanlon (left).

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