Disabled actress Amy Roloff will reach out to kids and families at the annual Amy Roloff Charity Foundation Golf and Dinner Benefit.
Held on August 22nd & 23rd at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Course, the 2010 “Starry Night and Summer’s Day” event will benefit Portland Shriners Hospitals for Children and Oregon Special Olympics.
Expected to attend the event are Jason Kennedy (E! Entertainment), Dale Schlueter (Portland Trailblazers), Michael Holton (Portland Trailblazers) and Patrick Lamb (Musician).
Founded in 2009, by reality television celebrity and celebrated author Amy Roloff (TLC’s “Little People Big World”), the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation serves children, at risk youth, single parents, families and disability groups via fundraising and partnering with other charities.
Last week, Amy celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Americans Disability Act by saying:
“On July 26th, 2010, we hit a milestone in celebrating 20 years of a landmark legislation ADA Americans Disability Act! This is why I’m proud to be an American when we can all come to the table for the common good of people. Regardless of ideologies many fought and advocated because it was the right thing to do. What this legislation did was to give a voice to everyone with a disability and those who advocate for those that are unable to do it for themselves.
“What this legislation did was to begin the process of tearing down the barriers of not only the physical elements but to begin to change the perception and attitude many had and still have towards those with a disability.
“The doors needed to be open. They are now. Lets continue to keep them open and as far open as they can for everyone. The label we place on others regarding their disability often has nothing to do with who they are and what they are capable of doing. Every person has value and purpose. ADA provides an opportunity that is usually automatically given to an able bodied person. We have come so far but we still need to continue to push forward. Every American wants to thrive. That also includes people with a disability. We are able!
“We celebrate this 20-year milestone of the ADA because of those who fought for and never stopped advocating for those with disabilities from the very beginning. There are still many that continue to strengthen and advocate for this important legislation, whether in their everyday life, their company, community, states, or the Federal level and I want to thank you.
“Everyone of you. It is one of many reasons, I Amy Roloff, who has dwarfism, has more opportunities and possibilities. It took one person, one group to never give up and push forward for something that may not have just benefited them but all Americans 20 years ago. Because of them we have opportunities. Because of them we continue to push forward. Thank You! Continue to give a little help for a BIG WORLD.”
To find out more about Amy’s Golf and Dinner Benefit, click here.