Abilities Shining Luncheon 2021
Under the unusual circumstances 2021 continued to host, our 2021 Abilities Shining Luncheon changed location, moving to the safe and distanced setting at InStride Therapy’s outdoor arena on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Photos by Wendy Dewhurst Clark.
On a beautiful Spring afternoon, guests gathered to celebrate the many successes and innovations Easterseals experienced since last year’s ASL which was hosted only days before pandemic shutdown. It was fun to regather, for many for the first time since that day. All in attendance enjoyed a delicious meal served by the Michael’s on East catering team under the billowing, bright décor. A lively auction emceed by CEO Tom Waters, Sights & Sounds Brent Greeno along with ASL favorites Chance and Cody concluded a program that included a recap from Easterseals Board Member Kathy Paulsen, a heartfelt presentation from Easterseals’ Supermom Jessie Risse about son’s experiences with InStride therapies, and also a live hippotherapy demonstration in an adjacent arena described by Easterseals’ Director of Therapy and Partnerships Nicole Murby. As always, a busy program filled with fun, energizing moments that shine a bright light on our wonderful clients and partners.
• Presenting Sponsor: Ginger Judge
• Diamond Sponsors: Gerret & Kym Copeland, Lynne & Bob Huff in honor of Bayside Pet Resort
• Gold Sponsors: Air & Energy, The Brain Wave Center, Sunset Automotive
• Silver Sponsors: Tommy & Ingrid Green Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation
• Sapphire Sponsors: Atlas Insurance, Florida Power & Light, Maria Grace Gostowski, Najmy Thompson PA, Willis Smith Construction
• Client Sponsors: Antique Auto Club of America/Venice, Blalock Walters, Goodwill, Elaine Gustafson & Bill Chorske, Charles Huisking, Kerkering Barbario, Manatee Community Foundation, Progressive Community Management, Soul to Soul Yoga
• Printing Sponsor: Palm Printing
• Catering Sponsor: Michael’s on East
• Lunch Delivery Sponsor: Sarasota Ford
Special Thanks to:
• Brent Greeno & Sights & Sounds
• Hello Gorgeous! Photo Booth
• NextGen Magazine