On August 10th the Burns Family and Team, Mark & Norma Burns, Meagan Burns-Coleman, Lisa Mcloughlin and all their helpers, held their 10th Annual Golf Tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park. After seeing our logo on our bus, viewing our website and touring one of our programs UCP became the lucky benefactor of the event. The Burns Team worked hard to make this event a success. They collected raffle items and held a live auction where the participants purchased items and graciously donated the items back to be resold!
With over 100 golfers’ eager to play, four of our persons served (Elelsia Svenson, Brooke Van Zanten, Sara Werner & Tom Liggett) kicked off the event by signing "The Grand Old Flag". The Burns didn't conduct just any old golf tournament...one hole you played Black Jack, another you were hitting a baseball and yet another you were stuck with the same club throughout the hole. Teams came from as far away as Texas and Florida. A big thank you to the players who boarded a plane just to come play golf and help out. What a tribute to the strong relationship and dedication they must have for the Burns.
Among the groups of golfers were our very own Board Members, Eddie Lira and Michael Marks. Eddie and Michael expressed what a great time they had playing golf! Eddie Lira, Treasurer of UCP, presented Mark Burns with a plaque expressing his, the Board Members, staff and persons served great appreciation for putting on such a great event for a worthy cause.
The Board, staff and individuals served by UCP send a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful caring group of people at Burns Truck and Trailer Services. UCP is truly blessed to have met the Burns.
Again many thanks to the Burns Family!!!
Burns Truck and Trailer Services, Family and Friends
Bob Perasso Iacopi, Lenz & Company
Doris M. Reeves Exemption Trust Karen & Don Woxberg
Joanna & Ray Call Stockton Rotary
Anita Wallace Dona & Richard Dodd
Oliver Andrew & Lisa Harding
UCP's Training Kitchen & Your Contribution
UCP's kitchen has long been in need of remodeling to make it fully accessible, ADA compliant and user friendly as a training kitchen for the people we serve. The new design will enable the people we serve to learn how to prepare, cook and enjoy meals in a facility built just for them.
We need your help with this $70,000 project. To find a list of our remodel cost Click Here. Join us in our passion to help people live "Life Without Limit's by helping us complete this vital project.
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You see them all the time as you pay for groceries or your morning cup of coffee. You may even see them so much you hardly notice them anymore, but that small canister at the register of your local grocery store, gas station or diner helps make a big difference to agencies like United Cerebral Palsy.
For more than a decade, UCP has worked with more than 37 local businesses that have volunteered to place these canisters in their venues. These partnerships help raise over $10,000 every year to support UCP programs and services.
Two years ago, Program Without Walls, an adult day community based program, took over the Canister Program as their community project. Individuals in the program are responsible for advertising the program, delivering canisters, picking up and sorting donations and turning donations into UCP’s corporate office. 20% of the total donations collected go to the PWW Advocacy Account that funds field trips for consumers to theme parks, museums, and aquariums.
The participation of businesses is vital to the ongoing success of the Canister Program. We would like to thank our current canister participants for their continued support and partnerships. A special thank you to the Volunteer Center in San Andreas who manages this fundraiser for us in the foothills.