A bold yellow star, outlined in black and blue with one point in the shape of a lightning bolt sits behind text that says "Boldly BVI: Live. Work. Play."

BOLDLY BVI™
LIVE.WORK.PLAY.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021 FROM 2 – 3:30 P.M.

Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired is excited to announce a FREE virtual event. BOLDLY BVI™ is at the heart of Clovernook Center’s mission – to enrich the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired by developing the skills necessary to lead active, productive and independent lives. This program is geared towards BVI students and people who care for them.

Boldly BVI™ will encompass three sections – LIVE. WORK. PLAY. – featuring speakers with visual impairment or blindness who will share their personal stories and the lessons they’ve learned that will be educational, beneficial and interesting for everyone attending.

We hope that you’ll join us for this virtual event!

 

Click here to register and learn more about the event

 

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LIVE – The LIVE portion will feature Clovernook Center’s Brian Anderson. Brian is a collator operator in the Braille Printing House at Clovernook Center who also has a visual impairment. During this section, Brian will share how he lives his life and makes his dreams come true. He will also share a new poem he wrote just for BOLDLY BVI™.

 

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WORK – Clovernook Center is thrilled to have the following guests for the WORK portion of the event: Laura Wolk and Camryn Gattuso.

Laura currently serves as an Associate at Kirkland and Ellis, LLP in Washington, DC. and previously served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court under Justice Clarence Thomas. Laura is an accomplished graduate of Notre Dame’s Law School and lost her eyesight at 15 months of age from retinoblastoma cancer. Laura serves as a tireless advocate for people with disabilities.

Camryn stands in the middle of two Clovernook Center employees as she receives an award at the Braille Challenge

WORK – Camryn (Cammie) is a five-time champion of the Ohio Regional Braille Challenge and attended the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles, CA when she was in the 2nd grade. Camryn is now enrolled as a college freshman at Stark State College and believes being able to use Braille is very important and also would like to spend more time serving as an advocate for people with disabilities.

 

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PLAY – Clovernook Center is proud to have Matthew Whitaker join us for the PLAY portion of the program.

Matthew is a renowned American jazz pianist who has been blind since birth. He has performed at venues like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater, where, at 10, he was the opening performer for the Stevie Wonder induction into the Apollo Theater’s Hall of Fame. We are happy to announce that Matthew will also perform live for Boldly BVI attendees.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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Sponsorship opportunities available

Opportunities for sponsorship of the 2022 Ohio Regional Braille Challenge are now available. To view sponsorship levels and benefits, please click here. To learn more or to select your sponsorship, please contact Rhonda Curtis, Director of Fund Development and Community Relations at (513) 728-6288 or RCurtis@clovernook.org.