Fall 2017
WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS...
We are thrilled to welcome three new members to United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska's Board of Directors. With their expertise and passion for our mission, we are poised to make an even greater impact towards helping individuals with cerebral palsy and similar disorders to Live a Life Without Limits right here at home and beyond!   Please welcome John Steier, Tori Sorensen and Timothy Mollak!  Read More 

FUNDRAISING...
Rain Didn't Dampen 'Hit the Links' 20th Anniversary


For the 20th year in a row, golfers 'Hit the Links' for charity at United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska's annual golf tournament to raise money for cerebral palsy and similar disorders.  The annual golf tournament held on Monday, June 12 raised approximately $20,000 and attracted over 140 golfers to Omaha's only 27-hole private course, the prestigious Player's Club .   Read More
Fans of Baseball and Miniature Golf Enjoy a Night of Both
Baseball wasn't the only attraction at Haymarket Park in Lincoln on June 29. 
The Saltdogs hosted a Barstool Open on their concourse area that appealed to fans of both sports. Read More 
Scorecard on t-shirts!
Twelve year-old Sarah Schilmoeller from Lincoln was chosen through a raffle drawing to throw out the first pitch for United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska.    

Fireworks Stand Success!
Sales were phenomenal this year at our very first fundraising stand with Wild Willy's Fireworks. We appreciate everyone who drove near and far to purchase fireworks from our designated location on 183 & Center Street in Omaha! We are so thrilled to announce $8,000 was raised! All of the proceeds will go directly towards our programs like, Client Assistance Grants
Thank you to the entire Omaha community and surrounding areas for supporting us!
    Beer and Bacon Oh My!
The 5th Annual Beer and
Bacon Festival to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska was held on the evening of July 29.  The festival, was organized by the Omaha Jaycees in cooperation with The Old Mattress Factory . The participant's enjoyed tasty bites of bacon & refreshing brews for  a good cause. A very special thank you to Nathan Jones and his volunteer team for planning this event, to Congressman Don Bacon for supporting the event and to all the beer and bacon vendors for donating their time and product to the event.
         
MudBlast for CP
Despite the rain and chilly temperatures, participant's were more than ready to play in the biggest mud volleyball tournament in Omaha on Saturday, August 5. MudBlast for CP was created in memory of   Bradley Walde and is held at  Sinnott's Sandbar in Papillion. This event would not be possible without the wonderful organ izers, generous  sponsors ,
teams  and amazing volunteers, who make this day the huge success that it truly is!  This tournament  ha s sold o ut every year, mark your c alendar for 2018, registration begins in June.
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What is a Barstool Open?
I t is an annual indoor/outdoor miniature golf fundraising event. Teams of four walk around to participating bars/restaurants to test their putt-putt skills while enjoying food & friends throughout the afternoon. Costumes are encouraged, not required. Must be at least 21 years to participate.  A free safe ride home is offered by a cab service. Don't miss your chance to experience one of the best events around! 
FAMILY FOCUS...
Games & Lanes
The Mark was the place for the latest Family Focus event on July 29th. Our friends enjoyed pizza bowling & games! 

Part of our values is to give back to the community and United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska is so fortunate and excited to be able to produce events like these and so many others through our Family Focus Program.

TECH TOOLS...
New Location!
We are pleased to announce our partnership with  Family Physical Therapy & Sports Center   in Kearney, NE. Our newest Tech Tools, Developmental Library is located within their specialized clinic and consists of multiple adapted toys and
211 W 33rd Street
Kearney, NE. 68445
308-698-2820
devices for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. Nora DiGregorio, is the Site Coordinator for this location and said,   "I have found that the adapted toys we received have made our clinic more accessible to the children we serve. Recently a child reached for the first time to activate one of our new switch toys. It was so exciting to see the smile on his face.  Then, to look over and see his parents expressing the same joy. I am so glad to have partnered with United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska. I feel that together we have so much more potential to reach out to children of all ability levels in our community".   For more information on our Tech Tools program or to find a convenient library location near you visit:  ucpnebraska.org  or call 402-502-3572.
Collaboration with CSM Students
Taylor Erwine, Kellie Heng, Taylor Kohlwey, Alyse Lysgaard, Erin Salladay, and Kelci Van Es  developed at grant proposal as part of the  Community Based Occupational Therapy class at
College of Saint Mary under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Sarraillon, OTD, OTR/L, CLT.  These students reviewed the existing Tech Tools program and identified a potential need to
provide a new location in a non-health care setting and increase public education about the value of play.  Plans are underway for these CSM students to present their proposal to our Board Members with the hope to build on their work.  
UPCOMING PROGRAMS...
Adapted Toy Workshop
8.29.2017
United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska is pleased to present a series of hands-on workshops located throughout Nebraska on how to modify everyday toys for all ages and abilities. Our first workshop will take place on August 29 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Children's Respite Care Center.   Learn More
A time for individuals with disabilities and their families to hang out with Husker athletes.  All Ages & Abilities Welcome! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017
5:00-6:30pm (Memorial Stadium)


COMMUNITY EVENTS TO SHARE...

People First of Nebraska Annual Convention

The theme is "RESPECT People with Disabilities and Power Up!" There will be several new presentations this year, including a keynote presentation by a nationally-known disability advocate and advocacy training designed and presented by self-advocates from Nebraska and the region. Find more information or register at The People First Nebraska website Registration and payment is due by Sept. 1.


Come join us at HJ Dance in Lincoln on Tuesdays 5:15-6:00 
pm for dance class. This new class is being offered for children with disabilities ages 7 & up. It is designed specifically for kids that excel in a slower-paced learning environment. They will learn the fundamentals of dance like stretches, rhythm, technique, and creative movement. Children of all ability levels are welcome. 
Mark Your Calendars
November 28, 2017

This November 28th, join the movement and give- whether it's some of your time, a donation, gift or the power of your voice in your local community.  
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NEBRASKA
Phone: (402) 502-3572 | Fax: (402) 502-6791  |
 


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