August 2018
Twins great visits ProAct Golf Classic
Golfers enjoyed a two-hour meet and greet session over lunch with retired Minnesota Twins rightfielder Tony Oliva.

Batting .304 for his career, Oliva played in the Twins’ early days, from 1962 to 1976. Oliva signed photos and baseballs for ProAct’s live auction, and posed for photos. Check them out.
It was a day of learning, fairground food and interaction for a group of nine ProAct Adult Day Services participants from the Eagan location.

Individuals with disabilities had a midday jaunt to the Dakota County Fair that included rides, animals, and of course, food. "Quite a few of our folks, especially David and Spencer are very sociable," said ADS Coordinator Mike Hurley. Some talk to families with children at the fair.

ProAct covered admission and provided a bus, as participants munched on foot-long hotdogs, tacos in a bag, Angus and jalapeno cheeseburgers, cotton candy, lemonade and ice cream. The experience offers more freedom and the ability to make choices in the community, staff explained. Read more
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Direct Support Professional Week
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are crucial to the services provided for people with disabilities. ProAct is celebrating National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week from September 9 to 15.

"We want to thank each of our DSPs for their work and commitment to ProAct and to the participants we serve," said Kim Feller, vice president of programs and services.

Events are planned at multiple ProAct locations.

ProAct's state association, the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) produced a video highlighting some top DSPs from around the state.
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On the day of a contentious city council election, a first-time voter with a disability is on a mission to cast his vote before the polls close. When a series of setbacks gets in his way, he learns that fulfilling his civic duty is more complicated than checking a box and choosing a side.

ProAct Playhouse's "Get Me to the Polls On Time: An Original Play," presents at 7:30 p.m. on October 25 at Lakeville Area Arts Center.

"We tell stories that aren't told very often, interesting stories that relate directly to people's lives," said Director Matt Briggs. "They are personal, honest and I think the sincerity of our message comes across."

Written by a group of actors with disabilities, this funny and heartwarming original play is sure to make audiences think and get them in the spirit for the 2018 midterm elections!

Seat reservations will be available soon at Lakeville Area Arts Center. Suggested $15 donation at the door.
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