Reed Kotalik appears at The Woodlands Children’s Museum May 12
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – April 11, 2018 – Not long after he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Reed Kotalik told his mom he wanted to try competitive running.
He had just turned 5 when he ran his first event, a one-mile Thanksgiving race. Since then Reed has won 30 national medals, including seven championships, in track and field. He also has committed to helping others and embraced several charitable causes.
Reed, now 8, tells his story in “Running with Reed: Be a Better Somebody,” which he’ll read at The Woodlands Children’s Museum on Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m.
After the reading, Reed will remain for a meet and greet until 12:30 p.m., and will sign and sell copies of his book ($12.95), along with a companion coloring book ($5.95).
“Reed is an inspiration,” said Angela Colton, executive director of the museum. “He lives each day with the goal of being the best person he can. We hope his story encourages other children to pursue their goals and find ways to help others, just like he does.”
Reed, who lives in The Woodlands, teamed up with Tammi Keen of Civin Media Relations to write his book, and Archangelo Crelencia provided the illustrations.
The book follows Reed’s journey to become competitive on a national level in track and field, along with his decision to help others through charitable causes.
The companion coloring book includes a page that asks children to make a list of what they can do to help others. The coloring book also has a page where children can “dream big” like Reed.
He will donate $2 to The Woodlands Children’s Museum from each book he sells at the meet and greet and $1 from each coloring book sold there.
Reed’s book reading and meet and greet is included in the museum’s regular daily admission, which is $6 for visitors age 1 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The Woodlands Children’s Museum is recommended for ages 7 and younger.
For more information, visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org or call 281-465-0955.
About The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and exciting children and their families in lifelong learning and discovery. The Museum also provides multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences encouraging children to celebrate and embrace cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Year-round, hands-on activities – from reading and art to science and magic – are all intended to make a positive difference in the life of a child. woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.