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Take a Swing for The Arc 2014
On Sunday, August 3, The Arc Fond du Lac will host its major fundraiser of the year, The Annual Arc Golf Event. This year, over 200 people are expected to attend and enjoy a round of golf, steak dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and various fun activities.
The event is being held at Whispering Springs Golf Course beginning at 12:30 PM with a shotgun start. Dinner follows at 6:00 PM. Over 30 silent auction baskets and items will be available for bidding along with a 50/50 raffle.
"This event truly benefits those clients and families who we serve as well as focuses on the mission of The Arc Fond du Lac," says David Boelter, Executive Director. "We are very grateful to the business supporters and citizens who show their support for The Arc by participating in this event."
Monies raised at the event support the various programs The Arc offers such as Residential Housing, Adult and Youth Community Enrichment Programs, Opportunities Center, Community Transportation Services, and many more.
The Arc Fond du Lac is an organization that empowers people with developmental disabilities to become independent and integrated into the community through advocacy, education, training, and support. Now serving over 750 developmentally disabled clients with a staff of 90 employees, The Arc Fond du Lac is the largest Arc in the state of Wisconsin.
In March of 2008, Sherrie Dietich's world changed...for the better. That was when Sherrie moved into the Arc Fond du Lac Maria Lane Adult Family Home. Prior to moving into Maria Lane, Sherrie lived in her own apartment. Living alone, Sherrie's health began to suffer due to poor eating habits and lack of structure. She developed back problems and dealt with depression. Knowing she needed a more structured living environment, Sherrie's family and Lakeland Care District chose Maria Lane Adult Family Home.
Sherrie immediately became one of the Maria Lane family and her life began to change for the better. Her first goal was to lose weight and get healthy. Arc staff helped her develop exercise routines and learn proper diet and eating habits. She also joined TOPS, a weight loss support group. Over the years Sherrie has managed to lose more than 150 pounds. Sherrie has also become very active in the Arc's Community Enrichment Program. Her favorite activities are computer class, Birthday Bingo, and movie nights.
Sherrie has blossomed under the care and assistance of the Maria Lane Adult Family Home staff. In 2010, she received the Self Advocate Award at the Arc's Annual Awards Banquet for all of her achievements. Sherrie is now happy and healthy and has become an active member of her community. According to her brother/guardian, Tim Dietrich, "Since Sherrie's been at Maria Lane, her life has improved 100% plus".