In this issue:
  • A letter from the Executive Director Rick Smith
  • Register for the BORP 40th Anniversary Celebration on June 23rd
  • Save the Date for the 14th Annual Revolution Ride & Festival
  • Accessible Canoe Day at the Cycling Center 
  • New Funder Spotlight: Hangar Foundation
  • Car Donation Services--Donate your car to BORP!

On June 23 rd we will celebrate  BORP’s 40 th year of service to the Bay Area community with the induction of seven new additions to BORP’s Hall of Fame:
  • Richie Bennett
  • Kathryn (K.B.) Black
  • Chris Finn
  • Chuck Gill
  • Cecelia Perkins
  • Rick Spittler
  • City of Berkeley (Mayor Tom Bates will accept the honor for the City)


These new inductees will join past inductees Jen Howitt Browning, Tim Orr, Susan Sygall, Diane Schecter, and The Wayne & Gladys Valley Foundation. BORP has made a profound difference in the lives of thousands of individuals over the last four decades. The 40th anniversary event will honor BORP’s work and recognize the newest members to join BORP’s Hall.  The evening will be a celebration of both organizational and individual triumph.  The party and festivities will take place at the Ed Roberts Campus from 6pm – 8:30pm on June 23, 2016.  Tickets are available on the event web site at

And a big shout-out to our 40th Anniversary Celebration Presenting Sponsor - Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame!  And our other corporate and individual sponsors which include: Kaiser Permanente, McGuire & Hester, the Golden State Warriors, Clif Bar, Apple West Home Medical SupplyTechnologies 44Joanne Casey, Daniel Chafey,
Kathi Pugh & Josh Maddox, and David Hey.

We also, once again, want to thank Scot Goodman for all his help with the photography elements for the event.

We hope you will join us!
​Rick Smith

Save the date! The 2016 Revolution Ride will take place on September 24th, 2016 at Trentadue Winery in Geyserville. Early Bird Registration will be available mid-May through July. Come ride with us!

​Accessible Canoe Day at the Cycling Center
Recently, BORP collaborated with Minnesota-based group Wilderness Inquiry to get over 50 people in canoes at Aquatic Park in Berkeley. Wilderness Inquiry’s “Canoemobile” is on a national tour, allowing people of all abilities to get out on the water. Their 10-person Voyageur canoes, BORP’s accessible dock system, and staff and volunteers from both organizations combined for a great day on the water. 



BORP’s lift makes it possible for anyone to get in a boat, and the large canoes allow for any necessary seats or assistants. We look forward to working with WI again!

Hanger Charitable Foundation – BORP’s Newest Corporate Funder
The Hanger Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Hanger, Inc., recently made a $5,000 grant to BORP’s Youth Adaptive Sports Program. Hanger, Inc. is the oldest and largest provider of orthotic and prosthetic services. With over 700 Clinics nationwide, they provide patients with advanced and innovative products. All Hanger Clinics provide 24/7 on-call service to their communities.  We are pleased to be partnering with Hanger!

Donate your car to BORP!
BORP is pleased to partner with Car Donation Services, Inc.  Donate your car, truck, RV, or boat and the proceeds will go to BORP through Car Donation Services.  Your vehicle donation is tax-deductible and CDS will pick up your vehicle at no charge to you!

Please be sure that you are on the the unique BORP (Bay Area Outreach & Recreaction Program) donation page on the Car Donation Services website in order for us to receive the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle.