UCP in Action

8th Annual Golf Scramble

We are thankful to everyone that volunteered and participated in our 8th Annual Golf Scramble on Friday, May 13th. The weather was perfect and we are looking forward to another fun time with the golf tournament next year!

Jessica Jones is Volunteer of the Week!

We are very excited to announce that Jessica Jones has been selected as United Way’s Volunteer of the Week for the week of April 11, 2016. Jessica is being recognized for all of the hard work she puts in when volunteering for UCP events. She inspires others to  follow her lead in going above and beyond the call of duty. UCP benefits greatly from volunteers like Jessica. She is a shining example of what we all work towards in being a fun, positive person and role model.

Be sure to listen to The Wolf 105.1 FM on Tuesday, April 12th, as they announce Jessica as the weekly winner between 8:00 am-9:00 am and shine some light on her volunteer achievements.

Congratulations Jessica! Thanks for all that you do!

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North East Telethon

Grayden Dalton with his father
Grayden Dalton with his father

The 2016 Northeast Arkansas United Cerebral Palsy Telethon was on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at the Arkansas State University on campus at the TV studio. Over 60 volunteers (VIP’s) gave up their time and committed to work as panel members to help people with cerebral palsy in Northeast Arkansas. In addition to the VIP’s from Northeast Arkansas we also had three VIP’s from Central Arkansas office Larry Stang, Linda White, and Paula Rader whose time and commitment to our telethon was immensely appreciated.

The telethon wouldn’t be possible without the help of the KAIT 8 news anchors and staff along with the
ASU-Studio students and staff who do an outstanding job!

Thanks to the volunteers in the computer room who process all of the pledges as received from the VIP panels. All of the processing is done on the day of the telethon and the pledges are mailed the next day. Thanks to the Civitan Club for manning the refreshment area, bringing lots of home baked goods, and conducting a silent auction. Food for the Telethon VIP’s and workers was provided by Sonic, KFC, and Pizza World. In addition, the Kiwanis Club from Pocahontas donated donuts.

The 2016 Super Star this year was 7 year old  Grayden Dalton from Piggott, AR. He and his mother Christina, dad Brian, and sister Nicky did outstanding job of representing the UCP Telethon.

At the end of the day on Sunday UCP received over 1700 pledges for a total of $107,000.00 which was $1,000.00 higher than 2015. We can’t thank the people of Northeast Arkansas enough for their wonderful support helping children and adults with cerebral palsy! It is just outstanding!

UCP of AR Inaugural Putt Putt Put Crawl SUCCESS!

On March 5th, UCP hosted its inaugural Putt Putt Pub Crawl event sponsored by Dos Equis in the downtown River Market area. Nine local bars participated by creating a putt putt hole at their establishment and offered Dos Equis drink specials.

Teams of four signed up for $100 and received an event t-shirt along with a UCP goodie bag and their scorecard that detailed the order their team was to visit each bar.

The UCP Development team hoped the new event would attract around 30-40 teams in the first year. It was a complete surprise when total number of teams climbed to 78!

Teams voted for their favorite hole and The Rev Room won with their fun skee-ball hole.

The development team was thrilled to pull in $7,248 for the first year hosting the Putt Putt Pub Crawl along with the extensive media attention that UCP gathered for the event. We look   forward to improving and growing the pub crawl for next year!

beer specials skeeball

 

Dog Volunteer!

Check out the article in Sunday’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette highlighting Debbie Strobel and her volunteer work at United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas! Thank you Debbie for your commitment to the men and women of UCP!

Dog Volunteer

North Little Rock Talent Show

The men and women at the UCP North Little Rock Adult Center put on an amazing talent show on Friday, July 17th. It was a full house as friends, family, and the UCP Little Rock Adult Center came by to show their support. The performers did a fantastic job of singing and dancing and showed no signs of nerves as they rocked the house!

Magician, Ralph Felder, Visits UCP

Magician, Ralph Felder, dropped by UCP Little Rock and North Little Rock Adult Centers to put on a magic show. The adults at each center enjoyed participating in the acts and everyone was wowed when Ralph was able to pull coins out of thin air! It was definitely a fun time enjoyed by all. Thanks again to Ralph for coming out!

1st Annual UCP Cookout!

The UCP Little Rock and North Little Rock Adult Centers held their 1st Annual UCP Cookout at Burns Park on June 26th. The day was packed with games and prizes, a live DJ, balloon artist, cotton candy, and delicious grilled burgers and hot dogs prepared by UCP nurse, Jeff Roberson and CEO, Larry Stang. The even started at 10 and friends and family enjoyed the entertainment before winding down around 1 o’clock. Everyone had a great time and we are all looking forward to next years cookout!