Lincoln Park Students Donate to Auxiliary

St. Mary’s Auxiliary Receives Donation from Students at Linkhorn Park 

Norfolk, Va. – Feb. 1, 2008 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children today announced that the Auxiliary Board to the Home was recently honored with a $650 donation from Linkhorn Park Elementary School in Virginia Beach. Teachers Rita Rendon and Bunky Manley helped with the Student Council Association fund-raiser. “As soon as I told the kids about St. Mary’s they were really excited about raising money for them,” said Rendon. She learned about St. Mary’s through a St. Mary’s Auxiliary Board member and friend of her mother’s. “As soon as I heard about St. Mary’s it brought back all my wonderful memories working as a counselor at a camp for children and adults with disabilities. I knew this was the thing to do.”

The week-long drive pitted the boys against the girls in a “Penny War.” This means that only pennies are “legal” tender. If other coins or dollars are used then that amount acts as a negative to the total and must be made up by the team. “The kids had a great time raising the money,” said Rendon. In total the school raised $650 and presented Auxiliary President Kim Thumel with a check. This has meant so much to the kids that they want to make this an annual event, said Rendon. Thumel thanked the students for all of their hard work and said she hoped they would continue to make volunteerism an important part of their lives. The money raised will fund a wheelchair accessible sensory table so children at the Home can experience the feel of sand, water and other objects.

St. Mary’s Home serves and cares for 88 children from across the Commonwealth of Virginia with severe and profound disabilities. “Funds raised by the Auxiliary support programs and provide equipment that directly and positively affect the care of the children. Some of the projects they have funded include six Hill-Rom stretchers, rocking chairs, six vests that aid in respiratory therapy and breathing, a SoftPlay Tunnel Climber and a pool cover,” said CEO William C. Giermak.

Established in 1944, St. Mary’s Home is the only pediatric long-term care residential facility of its kind in Virginia for children with severe to profound disabilities. St. Mary’s offers a comprehensive range of residential, medical, therapeutic, educational and recreational services for children from birth to age 21. The staff combines medical care with a gentle touch to create a therapeutic environment for the children with warmth, nurturing and personal attention. St. Mary’s staff is always eager to provide information about its exceptional care, programs and therapies to individuals, businesses, civic organizations and clubs. For more details about St. Mary’s, its volunteer program, community and corporate partnerships, donations, or for information on scheduling a tour, please call Diane Zinn at 757-622-2208.


Auxiliary Board Announces New President

St. Mary’s Auxiliary Announces Karen Hibbard as New President

 

Norfolk, Va. – April 3, 2008 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children’s Auxiliary today announced the appointment of Karen L. Hibbard as the new president of the Auxiliary for St. Mary’s Home and is transitioning from the position of treasurer. Hibbard joined the Auxiliary in September of 2000 and served as treasurer from 2001 to 2008. Previously, she worked for Wachovia Bank for 11 years; serving as a bank manager for nine years and two years as a licensed financial specialist. In 2004, she left Wachovia to become a full-time mother to Gretchen, 8, and Nicholas, 3.

As president of the Auxiliary, Hibbard hopes to build on current successes. “The purpose of the Auxiliary Board has always been to serve the needs of the children of St. Mary’s Home. Over the past several years, our annual fund-raising events have allowed us to support the Home in truly significant ways. As president, my goal is to continue to improve the lives of these very special children by increasing our fund-raising efforts and providing critical support to St. Mary’s,” said Hibbard.

“Not only does the Auxiliary offer significant support to the Home, but they serve another vital area by connecting with the broader community to tell the story of St. Mary’s Home,” said William C. Giermak, CEO.

Additional newly elected board members include: Andi Lawson, recording secretary; Gini Deets, corresponding secretary; Rachel Jiral, historian; Marie Siebeking, treasurer and Jean Hillegass as parliamentarian. Camille Vaughan will hold another term as vice president.

The Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s is a group of dedicated women that strives to fill specific needs that the Home cannot otherwise meet. Formed in 1950 with 100 charter members, the Auxiliary continues to provide invaluable support exclusively for the Home. In addition to a $100,000 pledge of support for the new facility, the Auxiliary has provide funding for projects that add to the children’s quality of life and continued progress. Recent projects include a sun canopy for the pool, 30 rocking chairs, three evaluative walkers, a specially adapted tricycle, and funding in part for a 6-whellchair accessible shuttle bus.

Established in 1944, St. Mary’s Home is the only pediatric long-term care residential facility of its kind in Virginia for children with severe disabilities. St. Mary’s offers a comprehensive range of residential, medical, therapeutic, educational and recreational services for children from birth to age 21. The staff combines medical care with a gentle touch to create a therapeutic environment for the children with warmth, nurturing and personal attention.

St. Mary’s staff is always eager to provide information about its exceptional care, programs and therapies to civic organizations and clubs. For more details about St. Mary’s, its volunteer program, community partnerships, donations, or for information on scheduling a tour, please call 757-622-2208.


Auxiliary Auction Nets $80,000

Auxiliary for St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children Nets
$80,000 During February Auction

Norfolk, Va. – April 4, 2008 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children today announced that the St. Mary’s Auxiliary Board netted $80,000 in proceeds during its third annual Gala and Auction held Friday, February 22 at the Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, Va.
Under the guidance of immediate past President Kim Thumel and current President, Karen Hibbard, the Auxiliary worked to create both a silent and live auction that would offer something for everyone. Bidding for Camp Horizon scholarships, specialty vacations, hand-crafted jewelry plus purses by Toni Henkel were highlights of the auction that drew a record crowd of devoted supporters. Some of the funds raised will go towards the purchase of a wheel-chair accessible van.

In 2007 alone, the Auxiliary funded more than $80,000 in gifts and pledges including partial funding for a wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus which, in turn, inspired another service organization to make a substantial contribution as well. Other gifts the Auxiliary has funded include a sun canopy for the pool, 30 rocking chairs, six Hill-Rom positioning tables, respiratory therapy equipment, sensory toys, three evaluative walkers and a specially adapted tricycle as well as many other needs to enhance the lives of St, Mary’s residents.

“The Auxiliary Auction is a real highlight of the year for St. Mary’s. The Auction provides an opportunity for folks to become familiar with St. Mary’s and with the wonderful work the Auxiliary does to support the Home in its care of the children who live here. Although a relatively new tradition, the Auction has assumed an important role in helping support this unique home,” said CEO William C. Giermak.

The Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s is a group of dedicated women that strives to fill specific needs that the Home cannot otherwise meet. Formed in 1950 with 100 charter members, the Auxiliary continues to provide invaluable support exclusively for the Home.
Established in 1944, St. Mary’s Home is the only pediatric long-term care residential facility of its kind in Virginia for children with severe disabilities. St. Mary’s offers a comprehensive range of residential, medical, therapeutic, educational and recreational services for children from birth to age 21. The staff combines medical care with a gentle touch to create a therapeutic environment for the children with warmth, nurturing and personal attention

.St. Mary’s staff is always eager to provide information about its exceptional care, programs and therapies to civic organizations and clubs. For more details about St. Mary’s, its volunteer program, community partnerships, donations, or for information on scheduling a tour, please call 757-622-2208.

For additional information please contact:

Paige E. Fleming, Marketing Communications Manager
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
757.622-2208 or pfleming@smhdc.org
www.saintmaryshome.org

St. Mary’s Participates in School Lunch Program

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children Participates in School Lunch Program


NORFOLK, Va. – July 10, 2008 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children participates in the USDA-sponsored School Breakfast and Lunch Program. All St. Mary’s residents qualify for participation in this program. In accordance with federal law and U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This institution is primarily a special agency that cares for children and young adults with profound disabilities and licensed only to take care of those types of conditions. Individuals with other disabilities will be referred to another institution with appropriate services.

For additional information please contact: Sonja N. Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager
757.622.2208 ext. 331 or sbarisic@smhdc.org
www.saintmaryshome.org

 

Former AP Reporter Joins St. Mary’s as Communications Manager

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children Has New Communications Manager

NORFOLK, Va. – July 10, 2008 – Sonja Barisic, former Norfolk correspondent for The Associated Press, hasjoined St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children as the marketing communications manager.

Barisic reported for the AP, the world’s largest news-gathering organization, for 18 years. She worked in Cleveland,Ohio; Bismarck, N.D.; and Cincinnati, Ohio; before coming to Norfolk in 1996 to cover major events in southeast Virginia. A native of suburban Cleveland, she studied journalism in the interdisciplinary studies program at Miami University in Oxford,Ohio. She lives in Norfolk.

Established in 1944, St. Mary’s is the only facility of its kind in Virginia for children with severe disabilities. The Home offers a comprehensive range of residential, medical, therapeutic, educational and recreational services for children and young adults from birth to age 21.

For additional information please contact:
Sonja N. Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager
757.622.2208 ext. 331 or sbarisic@smhdc.org
www.saintmaryshome.org

Our Community Yard Sale Needs Helpers

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children Seeks Yard Sale Volunteers


NORFOLK, Va. – July 18, 2008 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children needs volunteers to help with aCommunity Yard Sale fundraiser, on Sept. 11-13 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Duties include setting up tables, moving merchandise into place, sorting, pricing, working the sale and breaking down. The sale will be at 1361 East Bayview Blvd., Norfolk. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Diane  Zinn at (757) 622-2208 ext. 328 or dzinn@smhdc.org. In case of a total rainout, the sale will be Sept. 18-21.Proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, which provides a comprehensive range of medical, educational and other services for Virginia children and young adults with severe disabilities.

For additional information about St. Mary’s Home,
please contact: Sonja N. Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
757.622.2208 ext. 331 or sba

 

You Can Make a Difference by Volunteering for 20th Annual 5K

ST. MARY’S HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN RECEIVES $11,360 GRANT   FROM CHRISTOPHER AND DANA REEVE FOUNDATION  FOR MAPPING SYSTEM TO PREVENT PRESSURE PROBLEMS

NORFOLK, Va. – August 15, 2008 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children is proud to announce that it has received an $11,360 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. This is one of about 100 grants totaling almost $800,000 the Reeve Foundation awarded to nonprofit organizations nationwide that help improve opportunities, access and day-to-day quality of life for individuals and their families. Since its inception in 1999, the program has awarded 1,454 grants totaling nearly $12 million.

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children will use the grant to buy the FSA 4D Complete Rehab Pressure Mapping Seating System to help prevent skin-pressure problems. Many of St. Mary’s children and young adults have cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries or other severely disabling conditions which cause delays in movement that can contribute to pressure problems. The computerized mapping seating system’s sensors collect data that will help St. Mary’s therapists determine how to configure wheelchairs, beds and other therapeutic equipment to provide healthy and comfortable support for each child.

“The pressure mapping system will help us monitor potential pressure problems—an integral part of care for people whose mobility is compromised,” said William C. Giermak, CEO of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. “Alleviating pressure problems gives our children more freedom to experience fun and educational activities that all children want, such as summer camp, trips to museums and shopping at the mall, and the freedom to be with their peers in the community. The grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation will help St. Mary’s continue to provide the best medical and personal attention for our children and to serve as a model of care for pediatric long-term-care facilities nationwide.”

“As the late Dana Reeve once stated, our Quality of Life grants are about freedom,” said Peter T. Wilderotter, president of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. “St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children provides hope for individuals living with paralysis and their caregivers who are everyday striving to improve their physical and emotional well-being. We are honored to help St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children continue the heartfelt mission that Dana Reeve herself started back in 1999.”

The Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life grants are awarded in three categories—Actively Achieving, Bridging Barriers, Caring and Coping—and pay for programs worldwide that help people with paralysis become more fully integrated members of society. St. Mary’s grant is in the Bridging Barriers category. Some of the grants are funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Cooperative Agreement number 1U59DD000338). Numerous grants also were made possible through generous financial donations from ICAP, the world’s leading interdealer broker, and Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic products for central nervous system disorders and nerve repair, specifically in spinal cord injury.

About the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by supporting innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.

About St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk has been caring for Virginia children for almost 65 years and is the only pediatric long-term-care residential facility of its kind in the state and one of about 100 nationwide. St. Mary’s provides quality, around-the-clock, specialized care within a homelike environment for special children with severe disabilities so each child can achieve his or her full potential. The 92 children and young adults who live at the private, nonsectarian Home range in age from newborn to 21. For more information, please visit our website at www.saintmaryshome.org or call (757) 622-2208.

Contact:

Sonja Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk, VA 23502
Office 757.622.2208 ext. 331
Mobile 757.412.7071
Email sbarisic@smhdc.org

Lin Lawson
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
800.225.0292
Email media@ChristopherReeve.org

Reeve Foundation Grant Will Buy Mapping System to Prevent Pressure Problems

ST. MARY’S HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN RECEIVES $11,360 GRANT   FROM CHRISTOPHER AND DANA REEVE FOUNDATION FOR MAPPING SYSTEM TO PREVENT PRESSURE PROBLEMS

NORFOLK, Va. – August 15, 2008 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children is proud to announce that it has received an $11,360 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. This is one of about 100 grants totaling almost $800,000 the Reeve Foundation awarded to nonprofit organizations nationwide that help improve opportunities, access and day-to-day quality of life for individuals and their families. Since its inception in 1999, the program has awarded 1,454 grants totaling nearly $12 million.

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children will use the grant to buy the FSA 4D Complete Rehab Pressure Mapping Seating System to help prevent skin-pressure problems. Many of St. Mary’s children and young adults have cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries or other severely disabling conditions which cause delays in movement that can contribute to pressure problems. The computerized mapping seating system’s sensors collect data that will help St. Mary’s therapists determine how to configure wheelchairs, beds and other therapeutic equipment to provide healthy and comfortable support for each child.

“The pressure mapping system will help us monitor potential pressure problems—an integral part of care for people whose mobility is compromised,” said William C. Giermak, CEO of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. “Alleviating pressure problems gives our children more freedom to experience fun and educational activities that all children want, such as summer camp, trips to museums and shopping at the mall, and the freedom to be with their peers in the community. The grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation will help St. Mary’s continue to provide the best medical and personal attention for our children and to serve as a model of care for pediatric long-term-care facilities nationwide.”

“As the late Dana Reeve once stated, our Quality of Life grants are about freedom,” said Peter T. Wilderotter, president of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. “St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children provides hope for individuals living with paralysis and their caregivers who are everyday striving to improve their physical and emotional well-being. We are honored to help St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children continue the heartfelt mission that Dana Reeve herself started back in 1999.”

The Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life grants are awarded in three categories—Actively Achieving, Bridging Barriers, Caring and Coping—and pay for programs worldwide that help people with paralysis become more fully integrated members of society. St. Mary’s grant is in the Bridging Barriers category. Some of the grants are funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Cooperative Agreement number 1U59DD000338). Numerous grants also were made possible through generous financial donations from ICAP, the world’s leading interdealer broker, and Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic products for central nervous system disorders and nerve repair, specifically in spinal cord injury.

About the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by supporting innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.

About St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk has been caring for Virginia children for almost 65 years and is the only pediatric long-term-care residential facility of its kind in the state and one of about 100 nationwide. St. Mary’s provides quality, around-the-clock, specialized care within a homelike environment for special children with severe disabilities so each child can achieve his or her full potential. The 92 children and young adults who live at the private, nonsectarian Home range in age from newborn to 21. For more information, please visit our website at www.saintmaryshome.org or call (757) 622-2208.

Contact:

Sonja Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk, VA 23502
Office 757.622.2208 ext. 331
Mobile 757.412.7071
Email sbarisic@smhdc.org

Lin Lawson
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
800.225.0292
Email media@ChristopherReeve.org

 

St. Mary’s Dedicates Playground, Gardens

ST. MARY’S HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN DEDICATES GARDENS, PLAYGROUND WITH ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES, ABILITIES

NORFOLK, Va. – Aug. 28, 2008 – Like many children with disabilities, Amelia had never experienced the simple childhood pleasure of swaying back and forth on a swing beneath the summer sun.

Amelia and the other children and young adults who live at St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children now can play on a specially designed swing set and enjoy more opportunities to explore the outdoors for fun and therapeutic recreation because of the efforts of parents and garden clubs and other organizations to transform the Home’s grounds – a $65,000 project paid for by donations.

St. Mary’s Home will open its newly furbished gardens, courtyards and playground to the public on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., with an official ribbon cutting at 2:45 p.m. and remarks by Betsy Agelasto, director at large of the Garden Club of Virginia, and Amelia’s mother, Myra Perdue.

The dedication event includes gardening and outdoor activities for children: creating bird feeders, plant identification stakes, wind chimes and sun catchers, and embarking on a scavenger hunt throughout the newly designed areas featuring beds of flowering plants and trees, fountain grasses, walkways and sensory and butterfly gardens. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome.

St. Mary’s Home, the only pediatric long-term-care residential facility of its kind in Virginia, moved in 2005 from downtown Norfolk to its present 88,000-square-foot facility off Interstates 264/64. The new facility included a playground but parents and staffers wanted to make it more functional for St. Mary’s children and young adults, who have severe disabilities. They sold raffle tickets to raise $1,600 to begin revamping the playground, jump-starting other renovations.

The playground courtyard has been re-installed with shade structures and additional equipment that children with disabilities, as well as their friends and siblings, can enjoy. The main piece of equipment is a Sway Fun, a glider that accommodates two children in wheelchairs and several friends and creates a gentle swaying motion as the children are rocked back and forth.

“My daughter has never been able to sit on a swing set because of her lack of head control,” said Amelia’s mother, Myra Perdue, who lives in Yorktown, Va. “This is the first time in her life – and she’s 15 – that she can be on any type of swing. It sways back and forth, and she’s still in her wheelchair, so she’s very comfortable. She can just sit back and enjoy life.”

Other fun items include bubble mirrors, chimes, concave mirrors and a bench perfectly sized for children. This major project was made possible through grants from Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern Virginia, Chartway Federal Credit Union’s We Promise Foundation and the Virginia Beach Foundation.

Since fall of 2007, St. Mary’s staffers have been working with a number of garden clubs to enhance the Home’s landscaping. The Junior Virginia Beach Garden Club sponsored an inner courtyard that has been turned into a Sensory Garden, with Lamb’s ear, lavender and rosemary and other plants that appeal to the senses and a limestone fountain that sends down a continuous column of water.

The Junior Virginia Beach Garden Club also paid for hydrangea, hostas, hinoke cypress, river birches and other plants in the Statuary Garden where the sculpture “Sede Sapientia” (Seat of Wisdom) now stands. Norfolk artist Josef Orsolya, a native of Hungary, created the sculpture in 1953. The sculpture was moved from St. Mary’s former location and re-installed by fine art conservator Andrew Baxter with Bronze et al, Ltd., of Richmond, Va.  Tribute bricks and benches, some in memory of former residents of St. Mary’s, line the walkway.

Thanks to another club, the Virginia Beach Garden Club, St. Mary’s front entrance has become a park with 22 flowering apricot and Okame cherry trees lining the main walkway, seven river birches and a new cul de sac walkway. More than 100 day lilies, Knock Out roses, black-eyed Susans and ice plants have been planted under each of the walkway’s trees. Children with their families can sit on benches for extended visits.

The Home’s Girl Scout Troop 5067 created St. Mary’s Butterfly Garden last year. This year, the Harborfront Garden Club in Norfolk took on the garden as a project. Working with the Scouts, club members dug up plants from their own gardens and arrived one day at the Home with wheelbarrows filled with  herbs, verbena, lantana, Mexican heather and other plants that attract butterflies and caterpillars that will shortly bring forth new butterflies, much to the Scouts’ delight. Plans to expand the Butterfly Garden with waterfalls, a fish pond and wheelchair-accessible walkways are under review.

“The children really enjoy being able to spend time outside, and the gardens and playground allow them to be in a park-like setting surrounded by lovely plants without having to spend time traveling,” said William C. Giermak, CEO of St. Mary’s Home. “We thank everyone who helped make these gardens, courtyards and playground a reality.”

For reservations to the dedication, please call Diane Zinn at (757) 622-2208 ext. 328.

About St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk has been caring for Virginia children for almost 65 years, since 1944. The children and young adults who live at the private, nonprofit Home range in age from newborn to 21. For more information, please visit our website at www.saintmaryshome.org or call (757) 622-2208 or (800) 237-6555.

Contact:

Sonja Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk, VA 23502
Office 757.622.2208 ext. 331
Mobile 757.412.7071
Email sbarisic@smhdc.org

Alhambra Golf Tournament to Raise Money for St. Mary’s Home

INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF ALHAMBRA HITS THE LINKS  TO RAISE MONEY FOR ST. MARY’S HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

WHAT       The International Order of Alhambra’s Padul Caravan #69 will hold a Four-Person Florida Best Ball golf tournament to benefit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk. Entry fee is $90 per person/$360 per team and includes cart, green fees, drinks, gift bag, awards ceremony and dinner.

WHY       Part of the mission of the International Order of Alhambra, a fraternal order of Catholic men, is to provide assistance, education and residences for people with developmental disabilities. Last year’s golf tournament raised $10,000 for St. Mary’s Home, the only pediatric long-term-care residential facility of its kind in Virginia, providing complex care for children and young adults with severe disabilities.

WHEN       Thursday, Sept.18. Registration at 11 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., dinner and awards ceremony immediately following the tournament at Ocean View Golf Course Pavilion.

WHERE       Ocean View Golf Course, 9610 Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, VA, 23503.

CONTACT  For more information about the tournament, please call John Romanus at (757) 464-0161 or cell (757) 748-9171.

For more information about St. Mary’s Home, please call Sonja Barisic at (757) 622-2208 ext. 331 or visit www.saintmaryshome.org.