October 2016 BORP Newsletter
Dear BORP Supporter,
We had another amazing REVOLUTION on September 24th—thanks to everyone (and it really does take a village) for helping BORP to raise funds to support our core programming. Next year will be the 15th anniversary of the Revolution, so please mark September 23, 2017 on your calendar today.
We are also really excited to be partnering with the Golden State Warriors on BORP Night at Oracle Arena on December 17. The really cool part of the deal is this: if we can sell 100 tickets by October 31st, BORP's Junior Road Warriors will get to play on center court before the game. And, for each ticket sold, BORP gets a portion of the ticket price as a contribution in support of our youth basketball program. You can learn more and buy tickets by clicking here.
In closing, I want to introduce Betsy Dorsett, our new Communications & Development Manager. Betsy is taking over for Carrie King who just began a graduate program at U.C. Davis. While it is always hard to lose a terrific employee like Carrie, we are thrilled to have Betsy as part of the BORP team!
Buy a Ticket to BORP Night at Oracle Arena
with the Golden State Warriors!
Bring your family and friends out to Oracle Arena and cheer on the Golden State Warriors as they take on the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday, December 17! A portion of every ticket we sell will benefit BORP. A limited number of these specially priced tickets are available, so purchase yours today!
PLUS: BORP's Junior Road Warriors will take the court before tip-off!
Click here to learn more and buy tickets before October 31 in support of BORP!
A hand cyclist wearing a 2016 Revolution
jersey rides toward the camera
Thank you for helping make the REV a great success!
Thank you to everyone who helped to make BORP’s 14th annual Revolution Ride a huge success! With the help of 200 riders, and nearly 100 volunteers, and our awesome sponsors and funders, we raised over 170 thousand dollars in support of BORP’s adaptive sports and recreation programs.
Thanks for riding with us!
Group shot of the entire USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team and Coaches following their goldmedal win over German at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.
Trooper Johnson Helps Lead the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team to a Gold Medal Win in Rio
Last month, BORP welcomed home Trooper Johnson, who returned from Rio after helping coach the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team to gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games, defeating Germany in the finals, 62-45.
Katherine Sherwood riding the ICE bike, a blue recumbent, on the pedestrian bridge above 580 in Berkeley.
Going Fast: Getting to know Katherine Sherwood
Katherine Sherwood has been cycling with BORP for three years and in the time she's gained strength, independence, speed, and a BORP family.
The National Park Service invites you to a public forum on access of Bay Area National Parks at the Ed Roberts Campus on Sunday, October 30 from 1 to 4 PM. Click to enlarge NPS invitation and read as plain text.
You're invited to a Public Forum on Access of Bay Area National Parks
The National Park Service invites you to a public forum on access of Bay Area National Parks at the Ed Roberts Campus on Sunday, October 30 from 1 to 4 PM. Assitive listening devices and sign language interpreters will be available.