Anaheim, CA- ABC Hopes is hosting its first Row-A-Thon at Pacesetter CrossFit on July 15, 2017
On July 15,2017 at 8:30 a.m. ABC HOPES will be hosting a Row-A-Thon at Pacesetter CrossFit.The event will benefit the Heidelman Family.
The concept of the Row-A-Thon is simple, one rower with ten teammates rowing 26.2 miles for time. The first team to finish receives the bragging rights for supporting a great cause, and they will also win the prestigious Goat Trophy and selected gift cards.
With a $35.00 registration you will receive an event t-shirt, event bag and nine new friends (unless you’re registering a team then you’ll get to hang with nine old friends).
There will be food vendors and a beer garden on site. There will also be a bevy of exhibitors to check out. Register now by clicking on the link to secure your spot!
ABC Hopes, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 2013. We are dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through our organization's programs and services, we hope to help the individuals we work with developing skills that will increase the employment opportunities available to them and as a result, increase their involvement in the community.
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In May, ABC Hopes started calling for nominations for a deserving family in Orange County. Well, after reading through many submissions ABC Hopes is honored to announce that we will be rowing for Bill Heidelman on July 15 at Pacesetter CrossFit at 4130 E. La Palma in Anaheim. Please read the beautiful submission by Tracy Foye.
'On September 9, 2016, Bill Heidelman, amazing husband, and father of four was diagnosed with esophageal cancer that was in his lymph nodes and liver as well.
Bill's greatest joy in life is love. Everyone who knows him knows he is passionate. He loves his faith, family, friends, his Church, his job, his customers, sports, coaching and all things that keep him moving. These are the benchmarks of what makes Bill one of our most loving champions. Bill is so strong.
His greatest wish is that through his suffering of this disease that he can bring others to Christ. It has been beautiful to watch him handle this with grace and such a fierce passion for his "mission."
While his wife Katherine is working to keep the family afloat, the medical expenses, deductibles, and treatments continue to pile up. Bill was not supposed to make it past Christmas 2016, but he is a fighter and continues to live his life as best he can for his family. He is the kindest, warmest most giving man that is loved dearly by his community, church, and anyone that comes in contact with him. Even though he is suffering from this disease, you will get a smile and hug from Bill when you see him.
I can't think of a more deserving family. Through all of their suffering, they remain positive and faithful getting the most out of life that they can, while they can.'
If you can give a few hours of your time to come down and participate in the Row-A-Thon please click on the link to register. Spectators are welcomed to join free of charge. The proceeds from the event will go to Bill Heidelman and his family, so let's make this event successful for the Heidelman Family.
Casino Night 2017
ABC Hopes 3rd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser was a great success!!! We welcomed 250 casino goers for a fun filled evening at Cal Aero Events Chino Airport.
Guests arrived at the spacious airplane hangar turned event center and were welcomed by several of our ABC Hopes participants passing out Hawaiian Leis.
The evening was filled Hawaiian music and dancing; Hawaiian inspired foods prepared by Chef Pedro and his BAABANG Grub n Stuff Crew; friendly casino gaming hosted by Vegas Knights.
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ABC Hopes is honored to announce our second individual; Pacesetters own Jessica Estebane. After reading many submissions, Jessica's nomination was the last to come in, and the timing is urgent to Jessica's care. So on July 15, 2017, we will be rowing for Jessica. Please read Jessica's story, submitted by Stephanie Le.
"Jess is a member of our Pacesetter Crossfit community. She was recently in a freak accident on Saturday, June 23, she fell through a window and cut her forearm open. In this accident, it severed her Ulnar nerve and artery. Jess was in Kernville at the time and was unable to get the needed surgery to repair the injury and was discharged; There were no doctors in the area qualified to handle this surgery but told she needed to have the repair done within the week.
Jess is currently waiting for insurance approval to get this expensive surgery. She will be going through a recovery of 12-24 months to regain her strength. During this time she will experience extreme amounts of pain. While her insurance should cover most of the costs, there will be a deductible and out of pocket expenses, and up to 24 months of rehabilitation costs.
Jess is a happy person. If you have the pleasure of meeting her, you would realize she is generous and warm. Loving Jessica is effortless. She is the most energetic and optimistic person I know. Throughout this ordeal, she hasn't lost her sense of humor or her constant enthusiastic and positive demeanor."
If you can give a few hours of your time, please come down and participate in the Row-A-Thon. Please click on the link to register. Supporters are welcomed to join free of charge. The proceeds from the event will go to Jessica Estebane, so let's make this event successful for Jessica.
PIG ROAST 2017
The Moore Family rocked the block on Sunday, May 28, 2017, hosting their 32nd Annual Pig Roast to benefit ABC Hopes, Inc. They welcomed guests from all over Corona to participate in the weekend festivities, with a 200 lb. pig to accommodate the crowd's appetite.
The beautifully groomed one-acre property encompassed all elements of Corona which hosted families, friends, and neighbors, inviting them to play basketball, practice their putting and swim in the pool, thus creating the feeling of extended family. "It was noticeable that everyone in attendance felt welcome and at home," said Paul Royce.
The Moore Family outdid themselves with a live Jamaican Band, Fluid Foundation, from Encinitas, CA. The band has played at the Pig Roast for a few years now. "This event is incredible. We are excited to come back and play again next year," said a member of Fluid Foundation.
"We would like to thank everyone that came out and shared in this wonderful event," said Katie to the hundreds in attendance. "We would also like to thank everyone that generously made donations." The donations that ABC Hopes collected from the Pig Roast will go directly towards supporting the programs ABC Hopes has created.
Before eating, Mike Moore shared sentiments with his guest about his father, who passed away May 28, 1977. The Pig Roast is an annual homage to Mike's dad. This year Katie, Founder of ABC Hopes, created t-shirts to commemorate the event. T-Shirts are available for purchase for a limited time.
On April 29, ABC HOPES hosted the 2nd Annual Row-A-Thon which welcomed more than 200 attendees to CrosssFit Proper in Corona.
The brightly colored and boxed-shaped gym bulged with families and supporters from all around Southern California to participate in the 26.2 mile Row-A-Thon to benefit two local families. The concept was simple, one rower with ten teammates. Team Roasters won the Row-a-Thon in a time of 2 hours and 47 minutes. Along with bragging rights for supporting a great cause, they also won the prestigious GOAT trophy and gift cards. Eleven teams in total registered for the event.
“This is an incredible event. The comradery and teamwork is so cool,” remarked supporter Joelyn Sellers.
The Ninja Warriors, from the infamous show, set up a course for attendees to try out their skills. BAABANG and Restoration Roasters provided refreshments and vittles. Croozerboards donated a rad handmade skateboard for a silent auction, and Wicks Brewing Co. donated prizes for our raffle.
“The turnout was great! It was really amazing to see all walks of life coming together for a great cause. It was really a beautiful thing to see so many supporters,” said vendor owner Pedro Flores of BAABANG.
“We are thrilled with how the event turned out. The enthusiasm and excitement was contagious,” said founder Katie Moore. She went on to share a tear jerking moment during the event, “One group that was rowing wanted Debbie, who is battling pancreatic cancer, to row the last leg. Debbie was honored to do so but she was not comfortable pulling the rower. So we placed Debbie on the seat and many of the events participants, as well as ABC Hopes participants crowded around and we all helped her row the last leg of the 42,000 meters. It was so special to watch our mission of helping others in full effect.”
If you are interested in participating in our Fall 2017 Row-A-Thon or any other of our events please contact Ricklyn@abchopes.com