2014-09-25 09.19.10

 

 

 

 

The Arc of Alameda County received a generous donation from Oak Tree Racing, the company who manages the racing card each year at the Alameda County Fair.

 

OakTree logoOn Friday June 24, The Arc’s CEO Ron Luter joined some 25 Arc clients and staff in the winners circle at the racetrack in Pleasanton to accept the $2000 check.  The donation was arranged by Arc LifeLinks volunteer golf coach, Bob Silva, who submitted our name to the Oak Tree donations committee.

 

The committee saw a photo of our LifeLinks golfers in their red polo shirts and white caps and asked that we  recreate that look at the ceremony. We did and they were right.  We all looked great!!   Click here to see the pictures if you don’t believe us.

 

Some 22 clients joined in the day which also included lunch in the Bridle Path Picnic Area and and all day pass to visit the Fair.

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Richard Fitzmaurice/richardfitzmaurice@arcalameda.org/510.366.1416

About The Arc of Alameda County

We serve some 400 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Pleasanton, Dublin and every Alameda County city in between.  We serve clients each weekday at four locations – Hayward, San Leandro, Union City and Livermore.  The Arc traces its roots to the 1950s when parents of children with cerebral palsy, down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, epilepsy and other developmental disabilities refused to send their offspring to state institutions.  The Arc became the community-based alternative to those Developmental Centers.  Our mission is to provide the education, support and advocacy so that our clients have the skills to live, work and play in their own communities.