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Reston Pavilion Hosts ‘March for Babies’ Fundraiser

Pavilion Ice Rink DJ Peggy Castle discusses music with skater Melissa Reiter during the "March for Babies" Fundraiser.

Pavilion Ice Rink DJ Peggy Castle discusses music with skater Melissa Reiter during the "March for Babies" Fundraiser. Photo by Michael McKee

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Melissa and Rick Reiter enjoyed ‘a great time’ on ice at the "March for Babies" fundraiser at the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion.

A four-day fundraiser for babies took place at the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion from Monday, Feb. 27 through Thursday evening, March 1. The rink offered a special discounted admission fee, and then gave half of the proceeds to the project. Also, a free DJ was provided, prizes were awarded and, with an additional donation, contributors had a chance to have their photo taken up on the Zamboni, the rink’s ice making machine.

All of this work was to support the March of Dimes project "Walk for Babies." Their motto this year is "Walking Together for Stronger, Healthier Babies." But in Reston they added the opportunity of skating also. The money raised for the Babies Project helps to fund research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives.