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Hope’s Night at the Rink Fundraiser

The Springfield Jr. Blues are excited to partner with The Hope Institute for Vision for Hope‘s Night at the Rink on Friday, March 30th, beginning at 6PM, in the Franklin Room at the The Nelson Center! Hope Institute is hosting a party while the Springfield Jr. Blues play the Minnesota Magicians, with plenty of fun planned throughout the evening!

Ticket purchase includes:
-Free food and soda
-Access to cash bar
-Live entertainment by The Deep Hollow
-Entry to Springfield Jr. Blues home game
-Information about Hope

50% of pre-purchased ticket proceeds benefit Hope!

Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased several ways:

CALL: (217) 585-5178 (Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm)

EMAIL: communicatinghope@hope.us

VISIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES:
MyCountyMarket
MyCountyMarket
Central Illinois Ace Hardware
Central Illinois Ace Hardware
Central Illinois Ace Hardware
Staff Carpet
Pizza Ranch
Renken Dentistry

About The Hope Institute:

The year was 1957 when The Hope School opened its doors in a modest house in Springfield. Hope’s founders Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Jordan had searched the world for a place to educate their daughter who had multiple disabilities. They wanted Judith Ann to have the chance to reach her full potential, but no school in the United States could serve her. So the Jordans created a school. They created Hope. The Jordans had a vision and took action. The Hope School brought hope to many families who also were searching for community services.

Hope gained the attention of President John F. Kennedy and ignited change in disability policy and services throughout the United States. President Kennedy named Dr. Jordan to the President’s Council on Disabilities and other governmental councils, where Dr. Jordan helped shape a new reality for children and adults living with disabilities. At about the same time, the Special Olympics were founded in Chicago. Illinois was the forefront of change and The Hope School was squarely at its center. The Hope School emerged as a provider of educational and residential services. It became a place where children facing extraordinary cognitive, physical and emotional challenges could learn and thrive.

Today Hope has become more than a school. It is leading the development of new methods to educate, treat and care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities.