Wheelchair Foundation events.
Wheelchair Foundation would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets and participated in our one-millionth wheelchair distribution celebration Wheelchairs Around the World, on Saturday, June 13th at the beautiful Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California.
The event sold out, and those 550 supporters and friends in attendance got treated to a spectacular evening featuring traditional dance from four continents, fine food and wine and truly heartfelt appreciation for the accomplishment of delivering one million wheelchairs to individuals in need of mobility in more than 155 countries around the world.
The audience witnessed an emotional interview with Wheelchair Foundation Founder and CEO, Kenneth E. Behring, in which he recounted the origin of his inspiration to “attempt what had never been done,” and how a simple gift of a wheelchair changed him and led him to a life of purpose.
The highlight of the evening occurred when longtime supporter Mr. Ken Hofmann stood up and pledged one million dollars for wheelchairs for Latin America, to kick start the distribution of our second million wheelchairs. Mr. Hofmann’s generous act prompted others, resulting in nearly $1.7 million in donations from attendees of the event.
Thank you to everyone involved in this joyous evening!
This set of photos by Rachel Capil Photography
These photos by Cindy Hegger Photography
The legendary Rock N’ Rev Festival takes place this summer and Godsmack’s going to be there for the party! The band will perform on August 9, at the Glencoe Campgrounds in Sturgis, SD, and for a limited time, the Godsmack.com Store is selling general admission tickets for $10 off the regular price!
This is a members-only sale so if you’re already a Godsmack.com member, just sign into your account to purchase tickets. Still not a member? Then create an account now!
Single Day Godsmack Passes and 5-Day VIP Rock N’ Rev Festival Passes can also be purchased through the Godsmack.com Store. These include access to the VIP bars, private luxury bathrooms and more! For full details on the Rock N’ Rev passes, head over to the ticket page. As an added incentive, feel good knowing that 20% of all the ticket sales will be donated to the Haiti Relief fund.
It’s always a guaranteed good time at the Rock N’ Rev Festival and with Godsmack on the bill what more could you ask for?
Moto Rivato presents a day of exciting two-wheeled action. Motorcycles from 1975 and earlier will be on display and for sale from vendors such Simi Honda, Simi Cycles, Kawasaki of Simi Valley and Cycle Gear. Silent auction to benefit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and The Wheelchair Foundation. Live music by Rocking Scoundrels.
- Price: Free
On September 10th, 11th, and 12th of this year, the Wheelchair Foundation and Blackhawk Museum will be hosting the first annual Blackhawk Bargain Basement Sale.
There will be numerous departments in the Blackhawk Bargain Basement Sale with everything from sporting goods to boutique items, books to furniture, art to electrical items, dishes to shoes, children’s clothes and toys to furnishings, and Hawaiian shirts to vintage clothing. Search for and find valuable, priceless items to add to your collection of treasures.
100% of all proceeds will benefit the Blackhawk Museum Children’s Education & Transportation Fund and the Wheelchair Foundation. (Both are registered 501 (c)(3) non-profits based in Blackhawk.)
We are seeking donations of fine art, antiques, crystal, china, silver flatware, designer clothing, vintage high-end audio equipment and unique collectibles from the public for this event. We are asking that all donations be of a tasteful nature, and that all items be in good working condition and representative of the sophistication that defines our unique community (all donations of slightly used, quality goods will be considered).
Please make prior arrangements for all large item donations. Donations from the general public are being accepted at the Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506, from 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays through Sundays until September 9th, 2010.
Preview sale will take place Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, 6pm-8pm. Admission is $20. Wine tasting & Hors d’ouevres provided.
Sale event takes place Saturday, Sept. 11 & 12, 2010, 10am-4pm. Admission is FREE.
Item donations from local businesses and merchants will gladly be picked up at your physical business address.
Item donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
We DO NOT accept any “e-waste” category electronic items. Please DO NOT donate any items in poor and/or non-working condition. Antiques or vintage items are accepted in any condition!