LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS 2009
Barstool Open 2009 Raises
Most Money Ever
After two weekends of putt-putt at various says Nate Jackson of The Brass Rail in Lin-
bars in the Lincoln and Omaha area, UCP of coln.
Nebraska grossed over $83,000 and netted
Over 225 teams and 14 bars participated
around $70,000 for children with disabilities
in the event which took place Saturday of
making this UCP of Nebraska’s biggest Bar-
March 7th in the Old Market of Downtown
stool Open success in 10 years.
Omaha, Nebraska. Q98.5FM and
Participating bars and restau- Miller Brands Omaha helped spon-
rants designed and built their own BEST FOOD sor the event. “We get to hang out
miniature golf holes and provided Famous Dave’s with friends, meet new people but it’s
anything from pulled pork sand- Old Chicago really about Cerebral Palsy,” Barstool
wiches to chips and dip. Hole The Spigot Open golfer, Nate Schumacher said.
prizes were awarded to golfers WC’s Even though it was a cold and rainy
who got a “hole in one.” Over day, it did not stop participants from
2,300 golfers from Omaha and BEST HOLE dressing as characters such as Cap-
Lincoln showed up despite the 12th St. Pub tain Crunch and Strawberry Short-
chill in the air. Bricktop cake.
Over 355 teams and 29 bars Starlight Lounge The money raised from the Bar-
participated in Lincoln. K&Z Dis- T. Henery’s stool Open supports the Client As-
tributing along with 104.1 “The sistance Grant Program which in turn
Blaze” helped promote and spon- helps support things such as housing
sor this great event. Participants and bars
alike love this event. “The Barstool draws a wheelchairs. The money also helps support a
larger crowd than most game days for our
bar, which in Nebraska is a pretty big deal,” continued on Page 2
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Golf skills take a back seat to keen fashion sense 00 AR OPE
and colorful costumes at every Barstool Open.
DETAILS COMING SOON AT WWW.UCPNEBRASKA.ORG!
UCP UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NEBRASKA
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Your Thoughtful Gifts know that the
Over the past few years we have value of time
UNITED seen an increase in gifts to United Ce- hasn’t de-
CEREBRAL rebral Palsy of Nebraska in memory of creased. We
PALSY OF a loved one or in recognition of a spe- still have 24
NEBRASKA cial birthday or family event. We have hours in a day.
appreciated these gifts immensely How we spend
920 South 107th Avenue and have come to realize what a that time can
Suite 302 special way to remember and honor be more valu-
Omaha, NE 68114 someone who has passed away or to able than any
be celebrated. loss in portfo-
402.502.3572 lio dollars.
402.502.6791 fax We treat these funds as ways to
800.729.2556 give back to people with disabilities Maybe your budget doesn’t leave
and target these funds to our Client much room for an increase in chari-
email@example.com Assistance Grants program providing
www.ucpnebraska.org - a way to spend a little of your time to
viduals with disabilities to promote in- help out for a worthy cause, though.
BOARD OF dependence and encourage empow-
DIRECTORS erment. The grants help with things I urge you to consider helping us
such as purchasing adaptive equip- at UCP of Nebraska. Whether it is
Kenneth Broman volunteering to help out at the golf
secretary, Lincoln ment, removing barriers in the home
and providing scholarship for special tournament this summer, or spend-
Lincon programs. ing a couple hours four times a year
Janet Doulas to serve on our board, I welcome your
Lincoln involvement and would appreciate
Todd Graves times, the need within the community a little of your time. We have made
president, Omaha is great and has grown in families with
Larry Nelson a child with a disability. Even a small few years, but would like to include
omaha gift makes a great difference. We ap- YOU to help us. If you have skills with
David Prough preciate the support from the com- websites and databases, experience
treasurer, Omaha munity and of all of the caring people working with budgets or would just like
Donna Schwartz throughout the state. to help shape our future, please call
Lincoln us. We want to include you.
Desiree Stednitz Your Time
omaha In these times where bills seem to Sincerely,
get opened before our statements for Todd Graves
STAFF our investment accounts, it is nice to
Jenny Hoefener BARSTOOL OPEN
community outreach coordinator continued from Page 1 UCP of Nebraska received extra
media coverage when Action 3 News
program called Tech Tots/Tech Tools. did a fantastic story on our event. We
Tech Tots/Tech Tools is a toy lending also were featured as the lead story
library for children with disabilities. in the April 8th issue of UCPeople, a
There are currently 5 toy lending li-
braries throughout Nebraska.
photos on cover page courtesy
of Q98.5 FM While we are looking forward to
UCP of Nebraska would like to next year’s event, we are excited
thank all 43 participating bars in the -
Lincoln and Omaha area. We would mer Barstool Open 2009 coming this
also like to thank all 2,300 golfers for summer! Check our website at www.
helping us more than surpass our ucpnebraska.org for updates on this
goal. highly anticipated event!
UCP GEARS UP FOR MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Hit the Links & Drive PARTICIPATAING COMPANIES
The Nebraska Medical
Against Disabilities Center
Altus Architectural Studios
Still Time to Sign Up! The David Scott Foundation
With the leadership of Bill Dins- times. Kiewit Building Group, Inc.
moor, CFO of The Nebraska Medical There’s still time to join in the fun. Children’s Hospital &
Center, the 12th annual “Hit the Links” Miller Brands of Omaha provides
& Drive Against Disabilities Golf Tour- Medical Center
refreshments as well as Godfathers
nament on Thursday, June 18th at The Pizza, Runza, Krispy Kreme and HDR Architecture, Inc.
Players Club at Deer Creek is going Coke. Our live auction features two Union Bank
to be a great success. The support tickets with parking to ALL 2009 Ne-
from the community is greatly ap- Deloitte
braska football games. It’s a fun way
to entertain clients and Leo A. Daly Company
enjoy a sunny summer MidAmerican Energy
day. For more informa-
tion or to register a team
call 402-502-3572 or Ameritas Investment Corp
800-729-2556. Nebraska Orthopaedic
CB Richard Ellis / MEGA
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Did you know?
New Location for UCP Soccer for Children with UCP of Nebraska’s Website
Tech Library Special Needs Log on to www.ucpnebraska.org.
The Tech Tots/Tech Tools Toy Lend- TOPSoccer (The Outreach Pro- and view the latest programs and ser-
ing Library in Grand Island has moved gram for Soccer) is a community- vices as well as the upcoming fund-
to the Children’s Rehab Center, 3004 based training and team placement raising events. The website also of-
West Faidley Avenue. Please con- program for young athletes with dis- fers downloads of the Computer Kids
tact Deb Phinney at 308-398-5170 abilities, organized by youth soccer Application and the Service and De-
association volunteers. The program vice Application for our Client Assis-
check out the new technology. is designed to bring the opportunity tance Grants Program. Please check
of learning and playing soccer to any the Calendar of Events for the latest
Tech Tots/Tech Tools provides Family Focus Events and Dates.
boy or girl, who has a mental or physi-
adapted toys and devices to children
cal disability. TOPSoccer is open
with developmental and physical dis-
abilities, at no cost to families. Tech
to mentally and/or physically chal-
lenged children, ages 5 to 18.
Tots services the youngest children May Family Focus Event
developmentally and Tech Tools of- Program is on Tuesdays at 6 pm
fers more sophisticated adaptations. to 7 pm from May 26 through June Jun 18 2009 “Hit the Links” Golf Tour-
For additional locations in Nebraska, 30th at Omaha Sports Complex, nament at the Players’ Club
please call 402-502-3572 or 800- 147th & Giles Road. Contact: Tam- July Family Focus at Papio Bay
729-2556 or visit our website at www. my Mielke at 895-6187 as soon as
Sep 17 Family Focus at Fontenelle
California Pizza Kitchen to donate 20% of your bill
Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your bill to UCP of NE. More details to come!