Ontario ARC’s largest fundraiser – CRUISIN’ for a CAUSE – landed ashore on Thursday, August 14th and raised over $70,000. The proceeds from the event will benefit the agency’s growing menu of innovative programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“Thanks to the generosity of the community, this year’s CRUISIN’ for a CAUSE exceeded our expectations and will continue to support the wonderful programs and services available for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” says Ann Scheetz, executive director. “A special thank you to our gracious hosts The Canandaigua Country Club and Nolan’s.
The 22nd annual event began as a cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady, and has grown into one of the area’s largest fundraisers. Due to construction along the lakefront this year, there was not a Canandaigua Lady Cruise, but there was still a cause. Close to 700 guests turned out to bid on the live auction hosted by Mike Rusinko from Lyons National Bank and dance the night away with The Skycoasters.
Thank you to the event sponsors, community volunteers, and guests for your continued support of Ontario ARC.
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Brian Scheetz of Legends LaCrosse visits with Albert the Boxer.
Ontario ARC's self-advocacy group joined fellow NYSARC, Inc. chapters and hundreds of people with developmental disabilities, family, friends and government representatives in Albany on July 11, 2014. It was a great day!