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M O T I V A T I O N A L S P E A K E R & A T H L E T E
15TH ANNUAL AMPUTEE
A celebrity golfing two-day event that starts on February 11th with host Dave Stevens (NCAA Football/Minor League Baseball) at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Funds raised will go to supporting amputees who are in need of financial assistance. The focus is on children and injured men and women of service. There will be photo-ops, golfing with one celebrity and one amputee on a world class 18 holes ChampionshipGate International Course, on course contests and giveaways.
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Saturday April 7, 2018
Central Etobicoke High School
10 Denfield St.
The Disability Channel did an amazing job covering the TDSB Community Fair held at Central Etobicoke High School in April 2018. Along with doing a wonderful job filming the event and interviewing key members of the community, including our parents and students, The Disability Channel team were awesome mentors for TDSB students patiently encouraging their learning about filming, production and communication. The skills derived from this opportunity will be transferable to other work in the future along with fostering self-confidence, team work, and employability skills and will last a life time! Thank you so much!
We hope this reflects how much we appreciated your support. You were a wonderful addition to the fair. We hope this positive beginning will continue in years to come.
Jill and Stephanie and the Organizing Committee
Jill Elliott Brennan, RSW
School Social Worker
Toronto District School Board
1 Civic Centre Court, 4th floor
Low Incidence Consultant
Toronto District School Board
1 Civic Centre Court, 3rd floor
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The Disability Channel’s Virtual Walk – Changing the World One Step at a Time
The Virtual Walk is an online fundraising campaign brought to you by The Disability Channel in association with the Dream Can Do Dave Clark Foundation that takes the concept of a traditional walk or run one step further through our digital world. The Walk generates funds for all participating corporations, companies and organizations as well as The Disability Channel’s (TDC) team. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised goes to the client and the other twenty-five percent goes to the Virtual Walk Campaign, which benefits the TDC’s employment programs. These walks are short and simple. Each lasts from five to ten minutes – all from the comfort of your home, office or other location of your choosing.
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Celebrity Golfers & Sports Legend Set to Tee off Next
Week in Orlando’s 15th Annual Amputee Golf Classic
Two Day Charity Event Starts Sunday at the Omni Orlando Resort
ChampionsGate with a Pairings Party & Silent Auction
Orlando, Florida (February 7, 2018) – It was announced today that congenital amputee Dave Stevens, who made NCAA college football and professional baseball history, leads a field of celebrity amputee golfers that will participate February 11th & 12th in the Amputee Golf Classic at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
As an athlete, Stevens made NCAA history as the only double amputee to play three seasons of college football at Augsburg University in Minneapolis from 1987-89. Dave also signed a spring training contract in 1996 and played three weeks of professional baseball with the St. Paul Saints. His teammates included MLB legends Darryl Strawberry and soon-to-be Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Morris. As a Saint, Stevens started one game at second base, and even pinch-hit for Strawberry after a three home run game. Stevens tried out for the Minnesota Twins in 1983 and 1984, as well as the Dallas Cowboys in 1990.
Moving On Up In The Sports World… All The Way To The NFL
Over the years The Disability Channel (TDC) has met with, worked with and has had the honour and privilege to highlight the achievements of some truly remarkable people. The talents and abilities of those who society has labelled as disabled has always been acknowledged and celebrated by TDC. Despite best efforts, those acknowledgements have not been on a stage grand enough for the whole world to see – until now. As of this Monday January 29th, TDC will be doing live coverage on the NFL’s Super Bowl and will highlight the highly anticipated celebrity Wounded Warriors game featuring Dave Stevens on Wednesday January 31st. NFL’s living legends Tyrone Poole, Dave Stevens, Doug Cornfield and Wally Langfellow (sports reporter), alongside TDC’s co-founder Jay Stoyan will be covering the festivities and events and conducting interviews from January 29th until February 4th.
The Toronto District School Board Testimonials
The work you do at the Disability Channel is truly inspiring. You made the Community Connections Fair a more exciting event, and your videos and pictures create a wonderful record for all of us to remember the event. Thank you all.
Chris Glover – TDSB Trustee, Toronto Board of Health Member and York U Adjunct Professor in Equity Studies
Hearts and Prayers go out to the hockey team, families and to Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
The Disability Channel would like to thank William F. Whites International Inc. for supporting the disability community.