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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Equal Fun for Everyone – WDSRA invites ‘Heroes’ to the Black & Red Bash


[shareprints gallery_id=”38790″ gallery_type=”filmstrip” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”large” image_padding=”3″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” captions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]When I was a girl, I would help my mother prepare for many of our family parties. As we set out our mismatched finery, she would remind me, “The most important part of any party is the people.” Truer words were never spoken.

Here at Western DuPage Special Recreation Association, that adage is fundamental. And at the upcoming annual signature event of the WDSRA Foundation, The Black & Red Bash, we appreciate those who are indeed the most important part of our party. We are referring to them as “Heroes.”

Our Heroes include not only our guests (some of whom are WDSRA participants who are being supported), but also event sponsors, donors, advertisers, and volunteers – everyday, common people who have chosen to make a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs by supporting WDSRA. Through their presence and generosity, our Heroes help individuals with special needs to reach their full potential. Which, in turn, strengthens our community as a whole.

Won’t you become a Hero? The Black and Red Bash will be held at The Abbington in Glen Ellyn on the evening of Saturday, February 28. Black and red attire is encouraged. We are also looking for donations (large and small) for our silent auction. Businesses can lend their support through a sponsorship or an advertisement in our program book. Volunteers are always welcome.

WDSRA provides community-based recreational programs and inclusion services for individuals with special needs. Proceeds from the event will support programming and fund scholarships. To purchase tickets to the event or for more information about WDSRA, visit www.wdsra.com or call Lori Baker, WDSRA Development Supervisor, at 630-681-0962 x581.

Terri Gregory
Terri Gregoryhttp://www.wdsra.com
Terri Gregory is Community Relations Supervisor for Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. WDSRA offers recreational opportunities for adults and children with special needs through programs and inclusion services. WDSRA is a cooperative extension of nine park districts. Almost 30 percent of WDSRA’s participants are from Naperville. Contact her at WDSRA via (630) 681-0962 or terrig@wdsra.com.