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Clovernook Center raises over $8,700 for youth with visual impairments

May 13, 2013 – Cincinnati, OH – Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired hosted its 2013 raffle on Friday, April 26, raising $8,715 to support the organization’s Discovery Youth Summer Day Camps – a unique program that fosters independence, socialization and creativity for Greater Cincinnati youth who are blind or visually impaired. Over 1,000 entries were purchased by 165 participants to win prizes like two round-trip tickets to New York City on Ultimate Air Shuttle, a one-week stay at a private beach-front condo in South Carolina, an iPad mini with smart case, a weekend stay with golf at The Homestead Resort & Spa in Virginia and 19 additional prize packages. The winning names were drawn electronically using random.org. “We’re thrilled with the results of the 2013 raffle. Each year, this event has grown to raise more money and awareness for Clovernook Center’s mission of -More- empowering people who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities,” said Fran Cohen, event chair. Clovernook Center would like to thank Horan, the presenting sponsor, and gold sponsor Dental Care Plus Group. In addition, thank you to the 2013 Raffle Planning Committee: Fran Cohen, chair; Regina Kortas, co-chair; Jackie Lett Brown, Charlotte Moore, Lynn Peterson, Nancy Virgulak and Katie Weed. The Discovery Youth Program is designed for youth ages eight to 22 with visual impairments. Summer day camps consist of art, recreation, technology and activities of daily living. The camps annually assist more than 34 youth who are blind or visually impaired. If you would like to be added to next year’s raffle mailing list, or if you are interested in donating a tax-deductible prize, please contact Betsy Baugh at 513-728-6274 or bbaugh@clovernook.org.

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