The benefit and awards dinner will be held at 5 PM on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Champions are selected by the National Inclusion Project for their substantive efforts to ensure no child sits on the sidelines, supporting the Project’s mission of opening doors for all children to be included together and experience all that life has to offer.
The Champions Gala will feature a special performance by Clay Aiken, as well as dinner, and silent and live auctions, in support of the National Inclusion Project’s programs for all children.
The National Inclusion Project serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them. They partner with communities and inclusive programs creating awareness about the possibilities that inclusion can bring.
A mother of a son who benefited from an inclusive camp experience this summer said, “There are no words to explain what it has meant for her son, who has never truly felt a sense of belonging to be recognized for who he is.” She continued, “What is the saddest thing is that he never expects to be recognized, because being overlooked is a way of life for him. I have never seen him look so sure of himself and so happy.”
The organization invites you to join them in honoring their outstanding Champions, and in celebrating the National Inclusion Project’s impact on improving the lives of children and families across the country. Individual tickets and tables are available for purchase at www.inclusionproject.org.