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DreamMakers Easter Seals 3rd Annual Charity Basketball Tournament

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BENEFITING: Easter Seals Southern California, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Nov 08, 2014

Patrice Martin

THE STORY:

Many of us have a family member or friend with a disability or family or friend who has served in the military.  I support Easter Seals because they help each person develop their unique skills to be able to realize their full potential.

An example that touched my heart:

William Rayber lives with Cerebral Palsy and knows how valuable Easter Seals' services can be.  He came to Easter Seals in 1999 after living in a group home for six years.  William had moved into the group home after his parents became too elderly to care for him.

William had become frustrated with the rigid routine at the group home and sought out assistance from Easter Seals' Supported Living Services.  Now William has lived on his own for more than a decade.  Easter Seals helped him get a grant in 1999 so he could buy a house and make the needed changes to make it wheelchair accessible for him.

With help from Easter Seals Supported Employment and his coach William now works four days a week doing a job he loves that pays a competitive wage.  William saves his money to travel - another one of his passions!

DreamMakers Easter Seals 3rd Annual Charity Basketball Tournament was the idea of James Moyer who as a High School student wanted to raise awareness with youth and his community about Easter Seals Disability Services. All the money raised goes to programs not staff!

James organized the 1st tournament on Facebook with 6 teams and 3 divisions ages 8years to 19 years playin on asphalt courts at Bolsa Chica Beach and raised $200. (see pictures).

Year 2 which was 2013 we had a 2 day tournament in the new Carson center and 16 teams and raised $4000 for Easter Seals.

This year our Goal is $15,000 and with your help we can reach that goal.

What you will receive in addition to your tax donation letter for your donation:

$1-$20 - An Easter Seals Tee Shirt

$21-$25 - An Easter Seals Tee Shirt, Free Admission to the Basketball Tournament and 5 raffle tickets for a chance to win:  LG 42" LED HDTV or a Nikon COOPIX 16MP Camera or a Blu Ray Home Theater System

$26-$99 -An Easter Seals Tee Shirt, Free Admission to the Basketball Tournament and A day at Shoreline Park Walk With Me on November 8th and 10 raffle tickets for a chance to win:  LG 42" LED HDTV or a Nikon COOPIX 16MP Camera or a Blu Ray Home Theater System

$100 up -An Easter Seals Tee Shirt, Free Admission to the Basketball Tournament and A day at Shoreline Park Walk With Me on November 8th and 25 raffle tickets for a chance to win:  LG 42" LED HDTV or a Nikon COOPIX 16MP Camera or a Blu Ray Home Theater System

 

 

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