REACH for the Stars
SAP Volunteer Day at REACH Home!
A very heartfelt “THANK YOU” to the SAP Volunteers for your hard work at one of the REACH Properties on October 21st. We could not have done this without your time, effort, giving spirit and amazing teamwork.
Thank you also to Hands On Bay Area for coordinating this project. It is because of their skill in connecting non-profits with community organizations, that REACH was able to receive the much needed volunteer efforts!
REACH 4 RADD Wins Big!
At the Special Olympics Northern California Regional Track & Field and Volleyball competitions. On Saturday, April 30th, hundreds of Special Olympic Athletes from Northern California gathered at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. REACH 4 RADD Track & Field Team scored big earning 17 Golds, 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze! In Volleyball, Team RADD-A got Gold while RADD-B was in 4th place.
In addition to providing homes for adults with developmental disabilities, REACH has been a long time supporter of our community’s adults with developmental disabilities in their social and athletic activities. For years, REACH has provided scholarships so that anyone who wants to participate, but can’t afford the fee, is never turned away. As with any sporting activity, over time uniforms get worn and equipment breaks. Time and time again, REACH happily subsidizes new uniforms, athletic equipment and any other gear needed to make the sports fun and safe for the athletes. After getting their new uniforms this past year, one RADD athlete said, “This is great! We look like a real team!”
…and they performed like one too!
Here are some shots of this weekend’s competition!
Berkshire Hathaway Volunteer Day
A huge “Thank you” to Berkshire Hathaway and their many volunteers who donated their time, energy and smiles to spruce up one of our REACH homes. The efforts of these amazing volunteers enables REACH to continue helping those with developmental disabilities live full and independent lives.
REACH-4-RADD Annual Holiday Event
Once again, Santa did not disappoint this year’s RADD Athletes. He arrived at New York Pizza in Pleasanton with a bag of goodies for all, including the coaches! Each year at the conclusion of the Special Olympics Season, REACH puts on a holiday event to celebrate the athletes and coaches for their hard work, athletic accomplishments and community engagement for the current year. As a thank you to New York Pizza for all they have done to provide a comfortable meeting place, great food and happy spirits, the athletes presented a signed and framed photograph, which highlighted their several team sports.
REACH 9th Annual Golf Tournament and Banquet – Huge Success!
This year’s REACH’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament and Banquet Fundraising raised over $32,000! The 9th Annual event was a huge success once again due to the generosity of our partners, friends and golfers! The golfers, which also included several of the special needs individuals who reside in REACH homes, enjoyed the beautiful day on Castlewood’s Hill Course. There were games on the course, a putting contest, many vendors providing beverages and much more. Following golf was a cocktail reception where everyone had the opportunity to bid on fantastic silent auction items and raffle prizes. Several Special Olympics RADD Athletes attended the dinner and were recognized during the program. All of us at REACH sincerely thank you for your participation and continued support. It’s because of you that we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of those with disabilities.