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Articles Posted May 2018

2018 Park Ticket Sale (Sandcastle and Idlewild)

posted May 18, 2018
You can now buy tickets at a discounted rate while supporting the Autism Connection of PA. Sandcastle Tickets are $20 (100 tickets available). Idlewild tickets are $25 (100 tickets available). Kennywood tickets are not available this year.

For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone, contact Jennifer at 412-449-0165

Drumstix Ends with a BANG

posted May 18, 2018
Drumstix Ends with a BANGAnother successful year has ended for the DrumStix Program at Clelian Heights. Colleen Bortz led the group from September through May for the Drumming program and had the participants having fun and exercising to music for the nine month program. Each session had approximately 30 individuals participating.

The Drumstix Program will resume next September again with Colleen orchestrating the activities.

Kentucky Derby - Turtle Creek Rotary

posted May 08, 2018
Kentucky Derby - Turtle Creek RotaryA big thank you to the Turtle Creek Satellite Club for hosting an amazing Kentucky Derby event in Oakland this weekend! Dreama from ESCA spoke about all of the great work we are doing in the community. The Turtle Creek Rotary donated enough money to purchase our first accessible trike for our Trailriders bike ride scheduled for this coming Saturday, at the new Murrysville Welcome Center on Route 22.

*The Rotary invited 4 non-profit organizations to participate in this event all similar to ESCA in the aspect that they give back to their communities and in some way provide support to the underprivileged and underserved. There were several gift baskets and over 115 people in attendance.

Special Olympics - ESCA Hosts Booth in Olympic Village

posted May 06, 2018
Special Olympics - ESCA Hosts Booth in Olympic VillageThis Years Westmoreland Track and Field Special Olympics was held at Norwin Stadium. ESCA hosted a booth in the Olympic Village. Many of the athletes who participated in the Special Olympics also handled the ESCA Obstacle Course, which consisted of Ladder Golf, Frisbee Toss, Cam Jam, and Washer Toss.

The ESCA booth was staffed by Ron and Donna Forys. They promoted "Gabby's Art is Good" program as well as the social activities the East Suburban Citizen Advocacy provides.

The format for the Special Olympics was changed from previous years to two sessions, an AM and a PM session. Kudos to the Special Olympics coordinators, especially Annie Essay who orchestrated the day long events.