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					                                SPRING
LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS               2009
                                ISSUE 1
                               VOLUME 2


                  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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                                                                           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-
         ucp@ucpnebraska.org               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-
                      James Cada
                                 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
                                                                                      President
                       Carol Hahn
                      executive director
                      Anne Brodin

                  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!
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                                                                                                   Fundraising


                               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-
                                                                                        Holdings Company
                                                          tion or to register a team
                                                          call 402-502-3572 or         Ameritas Investment Corp
                                                          800-729-2556.                Nebraska Orthopaedic
                                                                                       Hospital
                                                                                       CB Richard Ellis / MEGA
                                                                                       Tackett Company
 How to Find the Perfect Car Seat                                                      First National Bank
                                                                                       UNMC Physicians
 for Special Needs Children                                                            Northern Natural Gas
                                                                                       Boston Beer Company
    All children need to be safe and      ger as your child’s needs change.            Dana Magid Development
 secure when riding in an automobile.                                                  Pinnacle Bank
 While some children with special         Step 3
 needs can ride safely in standard car      Select a car seat with an adjust-          Gyne-Vision
 seats, some special needs children       able headrest. Some children will            Cada Law
 have disabilities that require spe-                                                   Cormac Company
 cially designed car seats. There are     holding their heads up or weakened
 many different styles and features                                                    HCard, LLC
 available. To select the right one you   while sleeping.                              First National Capital
                                          Step 4                                        Markets
 abilities and disabilities.
                                                                                       American National Bank
 Step 1                                   padding. This will keep your child’s
                                                                                       Koley Jessen Attorneys
   Consult with your pediatrician.        joints supported on long car trips.
 Some special needs children have                                                      Windstream
                                          Step 5
 special positioning restrictions.
                                             Select a car seat with a remov-           America First Investment
 Step 2                                   able and washable cover for easy              Advisors
   Choose a car seat that allows ac-      clean up after accidents and ordi-           Husch Blackwell Sanders
 cessories to be added. Adapting a        nary wear.
 car seat to your child’s positioning        eHow Parenting Editor 2009                        as of 4/20/2009
 needs will make it safer and last lon-                                                    We regret any omissions.


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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.
                                                                                               upcoming events
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
ucpnebraska.org.
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