This year our family will attend the 5th Annual Fall Fundraiser “Beautiful People—Out Of The Park” dinner dance. The invitation for the event includes a statement “Beautiful People is a non-profit 501© 3 organization building bridges between children with disabilities, their families, and the broader community by providing adaptive sports programs. Nearly 200 age 5 and up, joined by teen and adult buddy volunteers, now participate in baseball, soccer, and this year basketball was added. Every child deserves a chance to socialize, exercise and enjoy the benefits of team sports.  That vision expands our mission to build out fully accessible, safe surface ball fields. Join us in this meaningful and rewarding adventure.” They have two terrific chair people in charge of the event for the third year in a row —Jennifer Sutton and Carol Colegrove—whose efforts promise to make this an unforgettable evening.

Board Director Peter Ladka has 5 children and started Beautiful People. This year his group chose to honor Tom Herceg, the President of SureHands Lift & Care System. I reviewed his work with our Executive Director Jan Brunkhorst, and we agreed the work he does is life changing. His lift and care system by a Belgian manufacturer helps increase independence for those who are disabled. Not only is his work remarkable helping 25,000 home or businesses, he has been a team sponsor for three years of the Beautiful People Philadelphia Phillies.

This should be a fun night with a baseball theme. Friday the 25th of October at Falkirk Estate from 6 – 10 pm is the night with dinner, dancing, raffles, auction, and more fun. I love the reminder email I got this week from our Executive Director, she gave us easy direction/instruction:

1)      Purchase a ticket ($85) and join the fun. (BP Players are $40)

2)      Take an ad in the Ad Journal.

3)      Donate an item, a gift certificate, or professional services for our Raffle and/or Silent Auction.

4)      Forward this to five people you would like to introduce to BP and call it a Friend Raiser.

Hope you can join us; attire can be Dressy Casual or your favorite Sports Team garb.

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5th Annual Fall Fundraiser for Beautiful People

Friday the 25th of October at Falkirk Estate

Join us for an old fashioned ball park theme night with dinner, dancing,

raffles, auction, and some ticket booth photo fun!  6-10 pm

Share in the congratulations for our second inductee into the Beautiful People


Honoree Tom Herceg

For his career long commitment to improve the quality of life

for those with physical challenges at work and in their homes.

Sara really enjoyed the new basketball season.