The Developmental Disabilities Association is sponsoring their 5th annual Vancouver Canadians game this summer. The Canadians, known for their community promotions and support of local non-profits are a great partner for the DDA, which is dedicated to raising funds and awareness in support of children and adults with a developmental disability.
“In 1952, twelve parents of children with developmental disabilities came together to work towards integrating their children into public schools. By the 1990′s, that parent group, called the Vancouver-Richmond Association for Mentally Handicapped People, had become Canada’s largest charitable society of its kind west of Toronto. In 1998, recognizing changes in society, the wishes of its members, and its expanded role in the community, the Association changed its name; it is now the Developmental Disabilities Association…” [more history...]
DDA’s Night at the Nat will take place Wednesday, July 25, 2012 when the team takes on the Everett Aquasox. Tickets are just $12.50 and proceeds will suppose their work in the community. You can purchase tickets on-site with a cheque made out to the Developmental Disabilities Trust to make a direct donation or email jsmith[at]develop.bc.ca.
Donation bins will also be parked outside Nat Bailey Stadium. Through recycling items received in these bins (which can be found all around Metro Vancouver) the DDA is able to continue funding programs and services.
How to recycle with DDA:
- Bins: Drop clothing, bottles, and more items in bins as-marked.
- Pick-up: Have household items picked up (toys, games, dishes, records, stationary etc.)
- Drop-off: Donate anything from couches to tools at the Donation Station at 2643 No. 5 Road in Richmond.
The DDA is a cause close to my heart and they were kind enough to give me a tour of some of their facilities a few years ago. They have graciously offered up a pair of tickets to their special evening at the ballpark — here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:00pm. Update The winner is
Katherine Erica Son!