Disability Awareness Night 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, United States
Disability Awareness Night will be an opportunity for ALL persons with disabilities, their families, care providers, and the community at large to enjoy a FREE baseball game while becoming informed on resources available for persons with disabilities.
Local service providers will be distributing FREE tickets to the game!
Currently, the Disability Awareness Night committee is working to offset the costs of parking, but please note that there is a parking fee of $9 for each car. We will be sending out emails informing you of the parking situation, and our progress towards reducing or finding a way to cover parking costs.
Unfortunately, all Wheelchair Accommodation tickets are sold out. However, sign up for the waiting list, and if someone that has registered for a Wheelchair Accommodation ticket is unable to attend or if the DAN committee is able to secure more Wheelchair Accommodation tickets, then you will be the first to know. The waiting list is first-come, first-serve. We have also made Wheelchair to General Seating tickets available: individuals that can transfer from their wheelchairs to general seating are encouraged to register for this ticket. Due to limited space, only one individual that is not in a wheelchair may sit with an individual in a wheelchair in the wheelchair section. If an individual in a wheelchair desires to sit with two or more people, he/she may do so by transferring from his/her wheelchair to general seating; register for a Wheelchair Transferable ticket if you plan to do this. Please note that most of the seats at the stadium do not have backs. If you plan to sign up for a Wheelchair to General Seating ticket, be sure to bring a "stadium chair", also known as a "travel chair".
During the game, the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award will be presented to some very deserving individuals/organization who serve the disability community. Do you know of an individual/organization that deserves this award? Let us know by filling out a nomination at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DAN-Nominee
The presentation of the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award (named after the founder and former editor-in-chief of Exceptional Parent Magazine) at each Disability Awareness Night signifies the remarkable accomplishments that can be achieved under difficult circumstances.
The Mission of the Disability Awareness Night is to recognize an individual/organization for extraordinary achievements, perseverance and dedication to the special needs community AND to expand awareness of the 54 million Americans with disabilities.
We hope to see you there!