For clients of Angel View, every day is a struggle in living “Life Without Limits.” That’s one reason why they are looking so forward to participating in the 26th annual United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE) Palm Springs Bowl-a-Thon, said Patti Park, executive director. The event, to be held August 27 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Palm Springs Lanes in Cathedral City, is presented by the Inland Empire Health Plan.
“Physical activity is an important part of living a ‘Life Without Limits,’” Park explained, “even for clients with paralysis. Adaptive equipment enables our clients, who have a wide range of developmental and physical disabilities, to participate in events like adaptive snow and water skiing, wheelchair soccer, climbing walls, and the Bowl-a-Thon. We have a long history of participating in this annual outing, which is one of our clients’ favorite summer events.” Angel View is once again a participating sponsor at the Bowl-a-Thon; each team is comprised of four bowlers.
“This fundraiser is all about fun for participants and is also an opportunity for lane sponsors to meet our wonderful children,” said Greg Wetmore, executive director, UCPIE. “But it also has a more important goal: to raise funds for our Skillbuilders After-School Programs for children with cerebral palsy and other special needs.”
Lane sponsorship is $275 and includes a banner at the end of the lane, one team of four bowlers including shoes, lunch and a great time. One or two additional bowlers can be added for $20 each. “You can either use a lane or donate it to the kids,” Wetmore added. To learn more about participating in or supporting the event, call (760) 321-8184.
Founded in 1954, Angel View offers three primary services: 24-hour residential care for children and adults with disabilities, a therapeutic Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities; and Angel View Outreach, which assists local families struggling to raise children with disabilities. For more information, email
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Jesus, 23, has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Once he completed his special education classes, his parents, who both work full-time, needed a place where he could continue to grow. He started our Day Program 10 months ago.
He was shy when he first arrived and prone to speaking one word answers. So we were thrilled to see him open up and use full sentences when he responds to staffers like Hope, whom he clearly adores. Jesus participates in all activities. He knows the routine and where he’s supposed to be. When it’s time to leave, he grabs his bag, waits for him mom, and looks forward to coming back.