September 2, 2014
2:57 am

Sign Up for Summer Softball Silliness

Business owners looking for good outdoor fun...brief, but great, exercise...and the feel-good knowledge that you are helping a segment of the local population to reach their maximum potential, can score on every count by arranging today to bring a team to the plate for this summer's "A Play for Gateway presented by United Federal Credit Union!"

It's Gateway Services' 29th Annual Softball Fundraiser and it takes place Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th. My colleague at Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Jen Pilot, is working diligently to line up the maximum number of corporate teams possible for this grand affair. Her personal note to the business community affords businesses large and small with a great opportunity to give back to the community in a way that lifts up hundreds of individuals and their families in Michigan's Great Southwest.

Jen is on the Board of Directors at Gateway Services in Berrien Springs. Their mission is to increase the quality of life and level of independence for people with disabilities and barriers through job opportunities, occupational skills training, therapeutic services, teaching commnity life skills, and other supports. She reminds us that rather than focusing on an individual's disability, Gateway's programs are all about helping their participants reach their maximum potential, a term they've coined as "Maxability."

A Play for Gateway presented by United Federal Credit Union is the only softball tournament fundraiser of its kind in the entire region, and it's Gateway's only major annual fundraiser. Even if your business can't field a team, your donation could help fund programs that allow Gateway to foster independence in the community, at home, and on the job for hundreds of people with disabilities and barriers.

As the planning process continues for this year's tournament, please consider getting into the game. Your team will love the fun atmosphere where there's never pressure to win so much as there is pressure to enjoy the wacky nature of a game were bribing the celebrity umpires can pay huge dividends while adding to Gateway's bottom line at the same time.

If you're interested in signing your team up, click this link to learn how:
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Location : Michigan
People : Jen Pilot
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