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  Touching All The Senses

June 2016 
Hello from the President,

Special Haven is still moving along and we are so proud to be serving the community.  This has been our toughest year as we lost several therapists that helped pay for our rent so we really dug into our savings.  But this year has also been very amazing as we have had more and more families and teachers come into our training and our room has been in use almost everyday that we are open.  We also, added a new service, children's chiropractic services through Dr. Brandon Roberts.  So although things have been difficult, we are happy to be reaching more people this year and to have Dr. Brandon on board.

At our last board meeting we laid out our plans to keep Special Haven going and we are hoping that all our supporters can help.  We are planning our 5th Annual Golf Tournament, on Saturday, October 8, at Roddy Ranch Golf Course and we hope that all of you can come out and either golf or just have dinner with us and help us raise money so we can keep our doors open.  Please see the article on our event below.

Again, thank all so much for your continued support and please share this newsletter with anyone you know that has special needs children in East County.

Vicky Dunn 
5th Annual Golf Tournamnet
by: David Chuey

On Saturday, October 8th, Special Haven will be hosting its 5th Annual Golf Tournament.  This is our signature fundraiser.  We would love to see you all at the event.  This year we will be at Roddy Ranch Golf Course in Antioch.  Tickets are $120 per golfer which includes dinner, and $35 per person for those who don't golf but would like to join us for dinner.  We will have raffle items, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please follow the link for more information.  Learn more 

Pediatric Chiropractic

by: Brandon Roberts

My new pediatric Chiropractic practice in Special Haven is going great, better than expected, in both the number of kiddos I'm already seeing and the results they are getting.  After the first Perfect Storm presentation, I had about 10 children start under care.  They have been under care for about 4 months now and every one of them have shown positive changes in their lives.  All the kids who come in and see me can also spend time in the multi-sensory room before and even after  Learn more 
Challenger Bowling
by: Jude Byrne
Challenger Bowling League was started in 2005 by Ellie Tunnell and Jude Byrne at Delta Bowl in Antioch when they could not find a suitable bowling league for their children with special needs.  Cindy Smith from Delta Bowl has supported the league from day one and has continued to help us grow.  We started that first season with just 15 bowlers and have grown in recent seasons to over 70.  We have four seasons a year,  Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter which last for 10 weeks  Learn more  
Upcoming Events
Special Haven will be hosting several different events in the next few months.  Some will be fundraisers and others will be family events.  Be on the lookout for flyers for our upcoming events.  We will also keep you informed of other activities in our special needs community.
  • Special Haven's 5th Annual Golf Tournament, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Roddy Ranch Golf Club, Antioch CA.  This is our signature event.  We hope you will join us this year.  If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Jessie Mellan or Brandon Roberts at tinkaahhchoo@aol.com and chiroberts70@gmail.com for sponsorship package information.
  • Twin Tigers Academy of Self Defense, for "special needs children and young adults"
    700 Harvest Park Dr., Brentwood, CA 94513  (925) 513-7591
    Classes are on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 7:15pm www.twintigersacademy.com/
  • Challenger Bowling, four seasons a year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
    Contact Jude Byrne, byrnefamily4619@gmail.com 925 522 8921
    Games are on Tuesday nights for 10 weeks at Delta Bowl, Antioch 4.30-5.30pm.
    Challenger 1 is for our younger less confident players. The cost cost is $3.50 per week.
    Challenger 2 is for players over 12 who are more confident and the cost is $6 per week. 
  • Elite Dance, 304 G St, Antioch, CA 94509
    Contact: Lynda Green (925) 778-3269
    Elite Dance provides special needs tumbling and dance classes for ages 4-10 years. Mondays 4.30-5.30pm.  Girls dance classes for ages 11 to adult and Boys HipHop class ages 11 to adult are Mondays 5.30-6.30pm These are drop in classes costing $5 per week.  There is also an All Star Competition Cheer Team ages 8 to adult that meets every Thursday 5-6pm, the cost is $25 per month.

Thank You - 2016

Up to $299  
Ana and David Chuey
April Miller
Araceli Terreforte
Brandon Roberts
Brenda and Stewart Ng
Brian Helmick
Cathy Woods
Deric Durand
Dianne Marroletti
Ed Agbuya
Frances and Steve Rojek
Fred Munson
Hugh Henderson
Jan Calahan
Jennifer Olalde

Jessica Frankie 


Jessie Mellan
Jill Peterson
Jude Byrne
Kian Bolourchi
Laura Lehman
Linda Theisen
Lis and Barry Mitchell
Lisa Heckendorn
Lynda Williams
Margie Perry
Marichel Garcia
Mark Miller
Matt Schwab 
Mel Kern
Michael Worley


Michelle Munson
Monica Wilson
Navin Singh
Octavia Shaftner
Patti Zanotelli
Peggy Roberts
Rick Pena
Rick Windrix
Rhonda and Chris DeMay

Tiffany Fabro
Valerie Mason
Valerie Sullivan
Vanessa Washington
Vicky Dunn
Yumi Suzuki  

215 G Street, Antioch CA 94531

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