November Newsletter
On November 29, 2022, people all around the world will be coming together to strengthen their communities and make a difference.

At Wendell Foster, we will be participating in Giving Tuesday, and we need your help to make it a success.

Here is how you can help today:

1. Save the date!

2. Give on November 29. There are two ways to give this year:

3. Spread the word!
  • Share our Giving Tuesday posts on social media and use hashtags #GivingTuesday, #WFGives, and #WFDifferenceMaker.
  • Share your personal experience with friends and family, and help them understand why you support our mission of empowering people with disabilities.

Thank you for supporting Wendell Foster on Giving Tuesday,
ο»Ώand every day!
Running in a Winter Wonderland! ❄️
Wendell Foster Half Marathon & 5K πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ…
This past Saturday, Wendell Foster hosted its Annual Half Marathon Race with the addition of a 5K.

Despite the frigid and wet weather, our Owensboro community showed up for Wendell Foster! Whether you ran, walked, sponsored, cheered, or volunteered... We can't thank you enough! You are Difference Makers!

Shoutout to Wendell Foster residents and staff for making Mile 1 the BEST MILE and bringing all the energy to fuel the runners for the rest of the race!

We'll be defrosting the rest of the week... but it was worth it! β˜ƒοΈ
We have so many to thank for making this event a tremendous success!
Our Presenting Sponsor, Owensboro Health & All Other Sponsors!
Registration & Timing: Crossroads Events and Timing
DJ: Blue Line Entertainment
Photography: Inzaption Photos
Our many, many volunteers!
Brew Bridge for hosting a warm place to gather post-race!
Holiday Bourbon Raffle... 33 Days Away! πŸ₯ƒ
Tickets are ONLY $25, and each ticket is an equal and separate chance to win 1 of 3 top-shelf prizes! Online ticket orders must be received on or before Tuesday, December 20th at 11:59 pm CST, with a live Raffle Drawing taking place on Wednesday, December 21st at 12:00 pm CST,
ο»Ώon the WF Facebook page.

View prizes and purchase your tickets HERE✨🎟️

Kentucky Charitable Gaming License: ORG0001656
For questions, please contact Kara Howard, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement, at (270) 852-1458 or at [email protected].

*Wendell Foster employees, board members, and their immediate family members (family members living within the same home) are not eligible to participate in this raffle. For a full list of rules and regulations, please visit the raffle website.
Special Needs Expo Recap!
Thank you, Wonder Boy Media, for this amazing video of our
2022 Special Needs Expo!

This event is about connecting families with services to best support a loved one with a disability. We'd like to send another thank you to all our vendors, sponsors, and attendees for making this such an impactful event for families in our community and to those who traveled to visit!
SCL did the Monster Mash! πŸ•ΊπŸ‘»πŸŽƒ
Day Services celebrated Halloween with a party, dancing, and costume contest... it was a graveyard smash!

People's Choice Costume:
Kenny as a bubble bath! He was squeaky clean with his bubbles and loofah!

Best Costume:
Steve as a Viking! Watch out for his dagger!

Funniest Costume:
Stephanie as an old lady! Her hair was looking good in those rollers!

Scariest Costume:
Heaven as a zombie bride! Don't ask what happened to her groom!
Thanks to our Day Training Staff for putting on this amazing event!
River City Pickle Ball Tournament 🎾
The River City Pickleball Club's River City Open Tournament was a huge success!

Wendell Foster was blessed to receive the proceeds from the tournament, along with the proceeds from tournament host Altaf Merchant's clinic.

Our residents even joined in on the fun! They had a great time watching the tournament, and Gary got to help pass out medals. Wendell Foster CEO Doug Hoyt and his wife Brenda also helped present awards.

Thank you so much to the River City Pickleball Club for your generosity, and for thinking of us when planning this event.

ο»ΏYour support allows us to continue our mission of empowering people with disabilities!
Thank You to Our 75th Year Partners!
Celebrating 75 Years of Service in our Community
For 75 years, our focus has been to provide children and adults with disabilities with the tools, education, therapies, and support to reach their dreams and potential.

As a leader in serving those with disabilities, we provide cutting-edge support to over 2,000 people in 37 counties across Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Our Vision is to be the premier provider of rehabilitative, community-based, and residential services.
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