Local Organizations Benefit from 2016 Rockford ProAm
The beneficiaries of the 40th Annual Rockford ProAm include:
Discovery Center Museum’s Handicap Accessible Picnic Area
ProAm proceeds will be used to landscape, construct and outfit a new picnic area connected to the Museum’s award-winning outdoor science park for children with special needs. Children with special needs benefit greatly from natural spaces, and all children need the opportunity for active play in nature for their health, well-being and overall development.
GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center
ProAm proceeds will be used to secure Crawlers, Walkers, Hop, Skip & Jumpers and volunteer training for its Therapeutic programs, plus supplies, materials and volunteer training for its Literacy/Math programs. Programs at GiGi’s Playhouse provide foundational learning for individuals with Down syndrome in more than 250 families in the region, and address social skills, motor skills, speech and language, reading, math computers and peer interaction.
Rockford MELD Trinity House Shelter and Transitional Living Program
ProAm proceeds will be used to support programs and staff at Rockford MELD’s emergency shelter and transitional living apartments. The organization provides programs and services for young parents and their children, offering support and resources, life and job skills training, parenting information, and emergency shelter and housing.