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Arc approved for $10K grant for recreational opportunities

Posted 8 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Arc of Orleans County

ALBION – The Arc of Orleans has received a $10,000 grant from the NYSARC Trust Services Board for recreational opportunities for people they support.

Last year The Arc received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services. Sixty-four individuals with developmental or other disabilities benefited from the 2013 funding.  They were able to participate in many great activities they normally wouldn’t have been able to without the NYSARC Trust Recreation Grant.

They attended the Ringling Brothers Circus, Monster Jam, a Buffalo Bills Game, several movies, and eight individuals enjoyed a gym membership for three months. The grant also paid for outings to a Rochester Amerks Game, Stokee Farms, the Lucille Ball Museum, Hamburg Lights, and Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Arc consumers also attended a showing of The Grinch, Polar Express and The Wizard of Oz. They ended the year with a holiday celebration at the Historic Tillman’s Inn.  The Arc of Orleans County plans to use the funds in the same fashion this year.