Attends CAI/Easter Seals Volleyball Tournament (Saturday)
Participates In Surprise Ceremony to Give Special-Made Bike to Boy with Tar Syndrome
Serves as Auctioneer at Cancer Fundraiser
Stops by UDance
DOVER, Del., (Friday, March 8, 2013) – This weekend, Lt. Governor Matt Denn will participate in four wonderful events in New Castle County.
On Saturday morning, he will join fellow Democrats at the annual Democrat/ Republican volleyball match benefiting Easter Seals. The CAI/Easter Seals Volleyball Challenge is a 3 day event that helps raise urgently needed dollars to provide services for children and adults with disabilities, now in its 32nd year.
On Sunday, the Lt. Governor will join Preston’s March, a nonprofit agency that provides specially-adapted bikes for youth and children with special needs, to present a very special bike to a boy with special abilities. Roman is the son of Pastor Jim Weaver of Crossroads Presbyterian Church and has Tar Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by the absence of the radius bone in the forearm. This bike was made especially for him and will give him the chance to enjoy ride a bike with his friends. **It is a surprise for Roman!** You can learn more at www.prestonsmarch.org
Lt. Gov. Denn then serves as master of ceremonies and auctioneer at the Red Balloon Brunch. This event benefits the Cancer Support Community, a state-wide organization that works with those diagnosed with cancer and their families to offer support in dealing with such a diagnosis through counseling, education, exercise, nutrition or a variety of other services, which are all offered free of charge.
Finally, the Lt. Governor will join thousands at UDance. Hosted at UD, is a 12-hour philanthropic dance marathon that unifies the campus community and raises awareness about pediatric cancer. It’s the university’s largest student-run philanthropy and has donated over $900,000 in 6 years of existence. This past year alone UDance doubled 5 years of effort by raising over $450,000. These donations have benefited The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which supports medical research for families of critically ill children across the country. The 2013 goal is $600,000 and it is expected that more than 5,000 people will participate.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
9:30am – 10:30 am Easter Seals Volleyball Tournament
Delaware Sportsplex (across from UPS on Ruthar Drive)
Sunday, March 10, 2013
11:45am – 12:15pm Preston’s March Event
Crossroads Presbyterian Church
627 Vance Neck Road
12:45pm – 1:30pm Red Balloon Brunch
Deerfield Golf Club
507 Thompson Station Road
2:15pm – 3:00pm UDance
Delaware Field House
South College Avenue
*Events runs 11am – 11pm*