The EDD Memorial Fund All-Star Benefit exceeded our expectations in every way. What a night we had, with nearly 80 guests and athletes gathered together to celebrate adaptive sports! Guests enjoyed the friendly competition bidding on items in the silent auction, while the younger crowd (and the young at heart), were entertained by the balloon art of Barb Fields.
The highlight of the evening was the introduction of the 2016 EDD All-Star Team. Eleven athletes attended, as representatives of the hundreds of young people who played sports with us this year. Eric was happiest when he was playing sports, and the athletes who attend our programs undoubtedly share that joy. When we ask them what they like about EDD programs, “fun” is at the top of the list.
We celebrate the courage and tenacity of our athletes to get out and play sports. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and donors, the All-Star Benefit raised 35% more funds than it did in 2015. All of the proceeds will support our adaptive sports programs for handicapable youth.