Save the Date:
The Alternative Decathlon to Benefit SEEC
From all of us at SEEC, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for participating in the Alternative Decathlon this past Saturday, especially to the race directors Eric Saul and Lawrence Scott! It was a fun day despite the drizzle and we were so touched that you all came out to support!
SEEC's 25th Anniversary Party Raised More Than 134,500!
Nearly 300 people attended our 25th birthday gala for a fun evening of dining and dancing! Proceeds directly benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities who rely on SEEC's progressive philosophy and direct supports to ensure they are included and valued in all aspects of Montgomery County's rich community life.
Click on the celebrate logo for our list of generous sponsors and raffle winners, or to make a post event donation. Thank you!
Wendy’s Warriors Snag SEEC’s Big Pitch Championship
Event Raises $6,300 to Benefit People with Developmental Disabilities
More than 75 players and spectators came out to the NASA Goddard Space Center playing fields on September 29th for an afternoon of softball, pizza, beer and fun to raise money to benefit our friends and neighbors who have developmental disabilities. Four teams, with players ranging from seven years old to over 50, took to the fields to play in three 45-minute games as they vied to compete for the Big Pitch Championship title. Monie’s Marvels, Sndyer Cohn Slammers, Bad News Bears, and Wendy’s Warriors courageously took to the fields swinging bats and fielding balls with great team spirit and humorous sportsmanship. Skills were quite rusty for some but fun was had by all. The two highest scoring teams played in the final game of the day with Wendy’s Warriors edging out the previously undefeated Bad News Bears by a score of seven to four.
SEEC’s Big Pitch was the brainchild of Edwina Dowdie, Communication Specialist for SEEC. “I wanted to create a family-friendly event that would bring in new SEEC supporters. The Big Pitch was an affordable way for people to support our work while having a great time! I am truly grateful to our players, spectators, and volunteers who made this first-ever event for SEEC a great success!” As one player and new SEEC supporter wrote “Fun for all! Thanks for bringing us together for such an important cause! Next year the trophy!”
Our generous sponsor, Flippin’ Pizza provided pizza pies for all, in addition to making a generous financial donation. The event was also sponsored by The Insurance Exchange, a long-time supporter of SEEC’s special events. Money was raised by our players and their friends and families. Krista Middlebrooks, SEEC’s Parent to Parent Coordinator, won a $100 American Express gift card for being the highest individual fundraiser, raising $485. In all, the event raised more than $6,300.
In her thank you letter to our players, Edwina wrote in part, “We came out today by choice. We wanted to have a good time, meet new people/make connections, support someone we know, and learn something new. But, many of us take our power to choose for granted. For many of the men and women with developmental disabilities, for whom SEEC works, decisions have been made for them for most of their lives. SEEC's mission is to LISTEN to them, whether through verbal communication, assistive technology, and/or family, friends, and coworkers who know them closely. We are giving them back the power to choose how they want to live their lives, and we thank you for helping us continue to make that possible!”
SEEC’s Big Pitch was a great success thanks to Edwina’s leadership, our generous sponsors, players, spectators, volunteers, and donors. We appreciate your collective contributions!
Stay tuned...SEEC's 2nd Big Pitch is coming September 28, 2013!
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