Superbowl for (Jeff) Saturday’s Kids

We were thrilled and honored to represent American Family Insurance, who was one of the title corporate sponsors at Monday’s fundraising event:  Superbowl for Saturday’s Kids at Woodland Bowl, benefiting The Peoples Burn Foundation.

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Money raised at this event benefits Jeff and Karen Saturday’s “Camp Saturday“, a FREE week long camp in the summer at Flat Rock River Camp for any child age 5 to 18 who has suffered a burn injury.

Camp Saturday is a week-long specialized residential camp for children who are burn survivors to heal from physical and emotional scars by providing opportunity “just to be kids” with volunteer counselors comprised mostly of firefighters and paramedics. The camp offers traditional adventures filled with therapeutic healing for young burn survivors for a week of summertime fun within a nurturing environment amongst their peers.

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Many campers were in attendance at Monday’s event to mingle with those who came to bowl and raise money for next summer’s camp while enjoying a yummy meal, compliments of Sullivan’s Steakhouse.  Jeff and Karen Saturday welcomed everyone and spoke from their heart about why this event was so special to them and their campers.

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Per their bio on Camp Saturday’s website, The Saturday’s became involved with The Peoples Burn Foundation after their youngest son burned both of his hands on the glass doors of a lit fireplace. They learned first hand the long recovery process of a burn injury and how it affects a child.

Former Colts Player and Superbowl Champion, Hunter Smith and his band, The Hunter Smith Band, performed live while we bowled and bid on silent auction items.  (The band is AWESOME!  Check them out – we all bought their CD, which Hunter Smith autographed for us.  He was so NICE).

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Band members Justin Langebartels, Alex Reiff, Ethan Ehrstine, Kyle Whiteley, and Hunter Smith

We LOVED the shirts available for purchase from Zella Mae Inspirations.  Every shirt they make conveys a positive message and for each shirt purchased Monday night, they donated a shirt to camp.  We HIGHLY encourage you check them out!  Amazing stuff!

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Writing our names on our purchases from Zella Mae. 🙂

Here’s some more fun pictures from the night:

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Girls V. Boys. We ALMOST beat them 1st Game.

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Camp Saturday
Healing through Encouragement, Acceptance, Respect, Togetherness & Sanctity

For information about Camp Saturday, please contact:
Lora Hays (317-518-5820) lhays@peoplesburnfoundation.org
Cindy Allison, Camp Director (317-803-2876), callison@peoplesburnfoundation.org

As part of the American Family Insurance “family”, we couldn’t be prouder that year round our company partners with & supports local organizations such as this in & around Indianapolis.  American Family Insurance, year after year, shows up and validates why we became a part of this company 12 years ago.

Shawna O’Brien
The Patrick D. O’Brien Agency

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Indianapolis’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Fun Run

Saturday, October, 10, 2015, Tom and his family rose early as they have done the last 10 years to walk in Indianapolis’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Fun Run.

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Tom announcing the event’s corporate sponsors, with the Executive Director of the Alzheimer Association, Heather Allen Hershberger.

This event is important to Tom and his family since Tom’s Mom became ill and sadly passed away as a result of the disease.  Tom and his Mother began participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, about 10 years ago.

As the head chair for new team recruitment, Tom continues to raise awareness with this annual event.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

 

Group WalkJoined by his friends and family including his Dad, Brothers, and his Mother’s sister, Tom’s team was one of the 373 teams that took part in this event composed of 3,455 walkers. Overall this event has raised over $700,000.

So far Indianapolis’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Fun Run has reached 82% of it’s goal.  If you’d like to help them reach their goal of $870,00 for 2015, fundraising is still open!

All donations made through the end of the year will benefit the 2015 Walk. Don’t forget to check if your employer will match your donation.

Click here to learn more about the organization and how you can get involved.

Shawna O’Brien
The Patrick D. O’Brien Agency

 

POB Agency with American Family Insurance teams with Special Olympics Indiana

IMG_0417Pat, Tom, and Indiana’s State Director, Matt, along with a few friends and professional peers had a great time representing title sponsor, American Family Insurance, at the Special Olympics Charity Golf Classic at Prairie View Golf Course July 16th.

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Along with the Indianapolis Colts and Enterprise, American Family Insurance worked in conjunction with Special Olympics Indiana to host a day of golf in Carmel, Indiana.  Not only was it an honor and a lot of fun, the proceeds from the event benefited Special Olympics Indiana.

IMG_0419The opportunity to host the golf classic is key for Special Olympics Indiana as it provides a chance for sponsor appreciation, developing relationships with new sponsors –all while generating critical funds that support over 11,000 Special Olympics Indiana athletes.

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Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 11,000 athletes across Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches nearly 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.

We think the Special Olympics Athlete Oath should be embraced by all athletes of all ages and abilities:  Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

IMG_0423For anyone who is looking for the opportunity and experience, Special Olympics Indiana offers multiple internship opportunities each semester, including internships in the field of communications, special events, and sports and programs.

Click here for more info.

Shawna O’Brien
The Patrick D. O’Brien Agency

Walking to Raise Awareness For Kidney Disease

It was a HOT day last Saturday but that didn’t stop Cindy, along with her family, Gary, Garrett, Ciara, and Bella from participating in the Kidney Walk on the Canal to raise awareness for Kidney Disease.

This initiative hits close to home for Cindy because she is a kidney donor.  In October 2009, Cindy donated her left kidney to her brother-in-law, Ed Pino.  Since doing so, his life has improved tremendously.  Cindy jokes that Ed is her sixth child since the experience was life-giving – much like childbirth.

Applause to you, Cindy!!

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walkThe National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.  The Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest walk to fight kidney disease.

 

Cindy

More than 80 cents of every dollar donated directly supports programs and services.

Lookin’ good Pino Family!  Love the hat, Cindy!

– S.O.
The Patrick D. O’Brien Agency