- March 2016 Newsletter -

The deadline for the 2016 Horizon Hope Grant application submissions is here. Don't miss out on it!
The $1,000 grant is available to full/part-time students studying in any field, OR a person with a disability in need of special accommodations, i.e. equipment.
March Madness
A Madness Squares Pool is an easy way to raise money for Horizon while also enjoying March Madness with your family and friends! This pool has generated over $8,000 for Horizon over the last  2 years, and it is completely turn-key. Please contact George with question and all information needed to
hold your own.
Karaoke Fundraiser!
Join us on April 2nd for a night of singing at PS Pub in Wheeling. Donate any amount to sing or to choose who sings next! Items to be raffled off include a FitBit, an iPad Mini and gift baskets. All proceeds go towards Horizon Summer Camp!
Contact Justin with any questions about this event.
Horizon Highlight: Chris Gieck and Anna Lopez
Anna Lopez and Chris Gieck have both been attending Horizon Camp for many years. Chris started attending MDA camp in 1990 and continued on with Horizon when it started in 1992. Chris recruited her sister Anna for the first year of Horizon Camp as well. They have both made many friends at camp over the years and they both love seeing new people become part of the Horizon family. Anna says, "One of the best things about volunteering with Horizon is that I have been lucky to share it with my sister and mom. Camp has definitely made us closer."

Anna, Chris, Jen, and Erica
Over the years, both Anna and Chris have been very involved in the organization. They have both taken on several leadership roles, such as team leader, camp support team member, and board member, and they have participated in several fundraisers. Currently, Anna is a member of the board, the Camp Committee, the Horizon Hope committee, and is the co-chair of the Recruitment Committee. Chris helps the board with proofreading and is the co-chair of the Camp Committee.
Outside of Horizon, Anna has worked in the catalog industry as a project coordinator for the past 18 years. When she isn't working on something for Horizon, she is probably on the phone with Chris, watching TV together, or taking care of her cats. Chris has taught special education middle school for the past 20 years. She lives on Long Island with her husband, Eddie, and their cat, Zooky. 
Horizon Needs Your Support
We will be holding our 14th Annual Golf Outing and Banquet out at the beautiful Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale on June 11th. Horizon is currently seeking sponsors and participants. Come on out and experience a fun time. For more info, please click here. 
Join Us For Year 25 - Apply To Camp Today
If you haven't filled out your summer camp application don't delay, do it today. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and will receive 144 service hours during the week of camp. Each year we are especially in need of male volunteers.
Please remember to finish up your application process by sending in your medical formwaiver, and copies of your insurance card. Please share this email with a family member or friend who you think might be a good fit for Horizon Camp.

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Upcoming Events:
Horizon Hope Deadline - March 1st
Taste of Morton Grove - March 3rd
Karaoke Fundraiser - April 2nd
Coasters for a Cause - May 14th & 15th
Golf Outing & Banquet - June 11th
Horizon Summer Camp - July 17th - 23rd
Help Support Horizon
Sharing Good Times at Summer Camp 

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