ABC Hopes offers you a unique way to reach out to its members with face-to-face interaction through family event fundraisers and mixers. ABC Hopes host five annual annual events. Keep up-to-date with all of our activities by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter below.
ROW To DESTROY DUCHENNE
Corona, CA- On February 10, 2018, at 8:45 a.m., ABC HOPES will be hosting a Row-A-Thon at CrossFit Proper located at 430 Princeland Ct., Corona, CA. The concept of the Row-A-Thon is simple: one rower with ten teammates rowing 26.2 miles, or 42,200 meters, for the fastest time.
The proceeds from this event will benefit a deserving local non-profit, Destroy Duchenne, founded by Elijah Stacy, a 16-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. A Corona resident, Elijah attends Centennial High School and is in the International Baccalaureate program, where he earned a 4.6 GPA last year. His mission is to bring awareness, education and ultimately a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to save young lives.
We hope that you will take the time to participate in the Row-A-Thon and support Elijah's organization, Destroy Duchenne.
Interested in a Sunday full of fun for the whole family?? Join ABC Hopes, Inc. for a Paint & Sip event on Sunday Dec 3, 2017 2pm in Corona. Click the link for more information and online registration
HERE IS YOUR RECAP IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
Anaheim, CA- The first ever ABC Hopes Cornhole Tournament & Beer Fest was a rousing success. Held on October 14, 2017, in Anaheim, the event drew a crowd of over 100 people, 40 teams of which filled the tournament brackets, and the event raised over $3,000 for ABC Hopes! The competition was fierce. The winning Team won a customized cornhole board, a coveted plaque, and one year of bragging rights
“We are thrilled about the event’s attendance; we are appreciative of all the support we received for this event. The funds raised from this event will continue to help us create programs for our Hopers,” said ABC Hopes Founder Katie Moore.
In attendance were some of the fantastic event sponsors, including Blue Ribbon Landscaping. Live entertainment provided by Catfish Junction, keeping the event fun and lively with an assortment of blues music. BAAANG Grub N Stuff showed up in full force serving a variety of authentic Southern California-style tacos and gourmet hotdogs.
ABC Hopes had a special visit from none other than Cornhole Official and West Coast Champion, William Howell, who took second place in the tournament.
ABC Hopes did not miss out on celebrating Joey's birthday, August 2017 Hoper of The Month, right before the tournament championship playoffs.
If you'd like to participate in our 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament & Beer Fest, please keep tuned in by following us on social media or signing up for our newsletter. Special thanks to all those that came out to play and support ABC Hopes in their endeavors to build a brighter future.
Thank you to everyone that has contributed to our team. We are excited to share our first mud run experience with you. For many of our Hopers, this will be their first time participating in a 5k fun run. We are training hard in our ABC Hopes (dis)ABILITIES Fitness programs to get our Hopers ready. If you are interested in joining as a chaperone, please contact Katie Moore. Spaces are limited.
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
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.
For more information about attending and/or being a sponsor for the 2018 Casino Night please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.